Information Science at Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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.
|Best Value Information Science Basic Certificate Schools||5|
|Most Focused Information Science Schools||53|
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.
IS Student Demographics at Penn State University Park
Penn State University Park Information Science Bachelor’s Program
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.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||22|
|Hispanic or Latino||32|
Penn State University Park Information Science Master’s Program
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.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||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.
- Data Processing
- Computer Software & Applications
- Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Information Technology
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 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|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By George Chriss under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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