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Information Science at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

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Information Science at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Every information science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the IS program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park stacks up to those at other schools.

Penn State University Park is located in University Park, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 91,427. In 2019, 589 IS majors received their bachelor's degree from Penn State University Park.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

Penn State University Park Information Science Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in IS (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS
  • Master’s Degree in IS
  • Doctorate Degree in IS

Penn State University Park Information Science Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks IS programs across the country. The following shows how Penn State University Park performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IS major at Penn State University Park is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Information Science Basic Certificate Schools 5
Most Focused Information Science Schools 53

In 2019, 7 students received their master’s degree in IS from Penn State University Park. This makes it the #102 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 20 students who received their doctoral degrees in IS, making the school the #1 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Penn State University Park IS Graduates

The median salary of IS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State University Park is $59,700. This is 5% higher than $56,900, which is the national average for all IS bachelor's degree recipients.

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IS Student Demographics at Penn State University Park

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

Penn State University Park Information Science Bachelor’s Program

37% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 63% of IS bachelor's degrees went to men and 37% went to women. The typical IS bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% women. So female students are more repesented at Penn State University Park since its program graduates 4% more women than average.

Penn State University Park Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IS at Penn State University Park are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Pennsylvania State University - University Park with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 67
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 337
International Students 97
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Penn State University Park Information Science Master’s Program

14% Women
Of the 7 students who graduated with a master’s in IS from Penn State University Park in 2019, 86% were men and 14% were women.

Penn State University Park Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Pennsylvania State University - University Park with a master's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Penn State University Park also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 20 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Pennsylvania State University - University Park.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 13,070 $146,860
Systems Software Developers 8,810 $103,520
Computer Science Professors 1,590 $105,900
Computer and Information Research Scientists 410 $107,660

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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