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Computer Information Systems at Rochester Institute of Technology

Every computer information systems school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the CIS program at Rochester Institute of Technology stacks up to those at other schools.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,254 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,648 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019, 43 of them were computer information systems majors.

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

RIT Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in CIS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in CIS
  • Master’s Degree in CIS
  • Doctorate Degree in CIS

Online Classes Are Available at RIT

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

RIT does offer online education options in CIS for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

RIT Computer Information Systems Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the CIS progam at RIT compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The CIS major at RIT is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer Information Systems. 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
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools 60
Best Value Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools 74
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 74
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools 83
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Schools 125

In 2019, 71 students received their master’s degree in CIS from RIT. This makes it the #57 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in CIS, making the school the #60 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do CIS Graduates from RIT Make?

The median salary of CIS students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $68,000. This is 27% higher than $53,500, which is the national average for all CIS bachelor's degree recipients.

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CIS Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the CIS majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Computer Information Systems Associate’s Program

15% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 85% of CIS associate's degrees went to men and 15% went to women.

RIT Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Grads

RIT does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in CIS graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a associate's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Rochester Institute of Technology
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 12
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

RIT Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

19% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 students earned a bachelor's degree in CIS from RIT. About 19% of these graduates were women and the other 81% were men.

RIT Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 70% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in CIS at RIT 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 Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Rochester Institute of Technology
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 30
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

RIT Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

39% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 students graduated with a master's degree in CIS from RIT. About 61% were men and 39% were women.

RIT Gender Breakdown of Computer Information Systems Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a master's in CIS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Computer Information Systems Majors at Rochester Institute of Technology
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

RIT also has a doctoral program available in CIS. In 2019, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That CIS Grads May Go Into

A degree in CIS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Software Applications Developers 52,640 $116,830
Computer Systems Analysts 44,030 $106,320
Computer and Information Systems Managers 27,070 $190,310
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 25,940 $94,940
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120

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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