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Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

36,674 Yearly Graduations
$53,500 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in CIS is offered at 860 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 38 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.7% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 36,674 earned their bachelor's degree in CIS. This earns it the #16 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in CIS is $53,500. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,250 and the high is $62,675.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in CIS is $25,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $31,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,500.

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The median monthly payment of a CIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $259.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in CIS. About 80.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 29,348
Women 7,326
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in CIS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5,126
Black or African American 3,286
Hispanic or Latino 4,036
White 17,827
International Students 3,185
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,214
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 860 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

810 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
35% 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 bachelor's degree. Each year, around 103,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 810 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 17% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
709 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 709 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from U of Michigan. About 22% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

617 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,064 per year.

The CIS program at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus awarded 617 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

601 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 601 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from UT Dallas. Of these students, 22% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
573 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 35,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The CIS program at George Mason University awarded 573 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 23% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

562 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 59,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 562 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at University of Maryland - University College. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

526 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The CIS program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 526 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#8

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
518 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 66,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 518 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at UCF. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#9

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
516 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 90,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 516 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at SNHU. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#10

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
511 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 511 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at WGU. Of these students, 11% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
501 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 501 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from IU Bloomington. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#12

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
485 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 42,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 485 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from Wisconsin. About 18% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
481 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Roughly 49,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

The CIS program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 481 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#14

New York University

New York, New York
453 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New York University. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The CIS program at New York University awarded 453 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

401 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 401 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. About 19% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

398 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 56,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 398 people received their bachelor's degree in CIS from FIU. About 14% of this group were women, and 88% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

365 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 365 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at UT Austin. About 21% of this group were women, and 59% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
344 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Jersey Institute of Technology. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,448 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 344 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at NJIT. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#19

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
339 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 339 bachelor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at Florida State. Of these students, 31% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

316 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

The CIS program at University of South Florida - Main Campus awarded 316 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 19% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

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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