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Information Science at Syracuse University

If you are interested in studying information science, you may want to check out the program at Syracuse University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 22,850 students attend the school each year. Of the 4,101 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2019, 220 of them were information science majors.

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.

Syracuse Information Science Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Syracuse

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.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Syracuse Information Science Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the IS progam at Syracuse 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 IS major at Syracuse 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
Most Popular Online Information Science Schools 5
Most Popular Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 6
Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 15

In 2019, 189 students received their master’s degree in IS from Syracuse. This makes it the #6 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in IS, making the school the #13 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Syracuse IS Graduates

The median salary of IS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $64,800. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 14% higher than the national average of $56,900 for all IS bachelor's degree recipients.

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IS Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse Information Science Bachelor’s Program

45% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 220 IS students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Syracuse, about 55% were men and 45% were women. The typical IS bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% women. So female students are more repesented at Syracuse since its program graduates 13% more women than average.

Syracuse Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 1% more racial-ethnic minorities in its IS bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Syracuse University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 33
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 97
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Syracuse Information Science Master’s Program

39% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The IS program at Syracuse awarded 189 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 61% of these degrees went to men with the other 39% going to women.

Syracuse Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Syracuse University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 26
International Students 142
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 4 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 NY, the home state for Syracuse University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Computer and Information Systems Managers 27,070 $190,310
Systems Software Developers 19,690 $115,120
Computer Science Professors 3,030 $105,860
Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,430 $131,220

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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