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Computer Information Systems at Western Governors University

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Computer Information Systems at Western Governors University

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 Western Governors University stacks up to those at other schools.

WGU is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a total student population of 147,866. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 660 students received a bachelor's degree in CIS from WGU.

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.

WGU Computer Information Systems Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at WGU

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? WGU offers distance education options for CIS at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

WGU Computer Information Systems Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks CIS programs across the country. The following shows how WGU 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 CIS major at WGU 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
Best Value Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 2
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Schools 5
Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 67
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools 110
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools 372
Most Focused Computer Information Systems Schools 469

In 2020, 279 students received their master’s degree in CIS from WGU. This makes it the #9 most popular school for CIS master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do CIS Graduates from WGU Make?

The median salary of CIS students who receive their bachelor's degree at WGU is $75,270. This is 41% higher than $53,500, which is the national average for all CIS bachelor's degree recipients.

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CIS Student Demographics at WGU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the CIS majors at Western Governors University.

WGU Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Program

9% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 660 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in CIS from WGU in 2020, 91% were men and 9% were women.

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About 73% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in CIS at WGU 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 Western Governors University with a bachelor's in CIS.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 32
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 480
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

WGU Computer Information Systems Master’s Program

24% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, 442 CIS majors earned their master's degree from WGU. Of these graduates, 76% were men and 24% were women.

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Of the students who received a CIS master's degree from WGU, 56% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 39
Black or African American 56
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 248
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 53

WGU also has a doctoral program available in CIS. In 2020, 0 student 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 UT, the home state for Western Governors University.

Occupation Jobs in UT Average Salary in UT
Software Applications Developers 11,040 $99,070
Computer Workers 6,470 $76,890
Systems Software Developers 5,690 $106,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 5,440 $121,570
Computer Systems Analysts 3,850 $84,840

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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