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Information Science at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

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Information Science at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

If you plan to study information science, take a look at what Pennsylvania State University - World Campus has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 students received a bachelor's degree in IS from Penn State World Campus.

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 World Campus Information Science Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in IS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS
  • Master’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at Penn State World Campus

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Penn State World Campus offers distance education options for IS at the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Penn State World Campus Information Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IS progam at Penn State World Campus compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 World Campus 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 Graduate Certificate Schools 1
Most Popular Online Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools 3
Most Popular Information Science Schools 13

In 2019, 37 students received their master’s degree in IS from Penn State World Campus. This makes it the #44 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do IS Graduates from Penn State World Campus Make?

The median salary of IS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State World Campus 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 World Campus

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

Penn State World Campus Information Science Associate’s Program

37% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 63% of IS associate's degrees went to men and 37% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in IS only graduates about 33% women each year. The program at Penn State World Campus may seem more female-friendly since it graduates 5% more women than average.

Penn State World Campus Gender Breakdown of Information Science Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in IS at Penn State World Campus are white. Around 77% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 33
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Penn State World Campus Information Science Bachelor’s Program

27% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 students earned a bachelor's degree in IS from Penn State World Campus. About 27% of these graduates were women and the other 73% were men.

Penn State World Campus Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IS at Penn State World Campus 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 - World Campus with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 55
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Penn State World Campus Information Science Master’s Program

22% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 37 IS students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Penn State World Campus, about 78% were men and 22% were women.

Penn State World Campus Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a IS master's degree from Penn State World Campus, 51% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the IS master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 43% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 19
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Penn State World Campus also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 0 student 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 - World Campus.

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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