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Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

10,195 Yearly Graduations
$30,050 Median Salary
$21,057 Median Debt
There are 661 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in CIS. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.3% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10,195 students earned their associate's degree in CIS. This makes it the 15th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in CIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 36,674
Master’s Degree 15,812
Basic Certificate 10,889
Associate’s Degree 10,195
Undergraduate Certificate 1,569
Doctor’s Degree 806
Graduate Certificate 537

Earnings of CIS Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in CIS is $30,050. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $24,200 to a high of $35,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in CIS is $21,057. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,610 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,036.

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The median monthly payment of a CIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $219.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degree in CIS. About 79.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 8,107
Women 2,088
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in CIS

The racial-ethnic distribution of CIS associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 811
Black or African American 1,337
Hispanic or Latino 1,560
White 5,154
International Students 333
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,000
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Associate's Degree Students

There are 661 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

758 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 758 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 26% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
405 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in CIS. Roughly 51,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 405 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 25% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
237 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southern New Hampshire University. Roughly 90,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 237 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at SNHU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
195 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in CIS. Roughly 75,400 attend the school each year. The CIS program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 195 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

173 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY New York City College of Technology. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their associate's degree in CIS from City Tech. About 23% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
171 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 171 people received their associate's degree in CIS from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Of these students, 18% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
165 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Montgomery College. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 165 people received their associate's degree in CIS from Montgomery College - Rockville. About 25% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
141 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Salt Lake Community College. Each year, around 29,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 141 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at Salt Lake Community College. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

136 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at BMCC. About 19% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
130 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 associate's degree were handed out to CIS majors at Wake Technical Community College. About 32% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
115 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tarrant County College District comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 52,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Tarrant County College District awarded 115 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

110 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Each year, around 40,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 people received their associate's degree in CIS from Austin Community College District. About 20% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

110 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Community College Area comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 14,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Metropolitan Community College Area awarded 110 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#14

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
95 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central New Mexico Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 24,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Central New Mexico Community College awarded 95 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
93 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Philadelphia comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Community College of Philadelphia awarded 93 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#16

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
90 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 30,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 people received their associate's degree in CIS from San Jacinto College. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#17

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
87 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Monroe College. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,624 per year.

The CIS program at Monroe College awarded 87 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
84 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma City Community College. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Oklahoma City Community College awarded 84 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
82 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tidewater Community College. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their associate's degree in CIS from Tidewater Community College. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#20

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
79 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in CIS. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The CIS program at Fayetteville Technical Community College awarded 79 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 24% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to CIS that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Information Technology 6,744
Computer Systems Networking 4,092
Computer Programming 3,787
Computer Science 2,944
Computer Software Applications 2,241

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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