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Doctor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

806 Yearly Graduations
$99,500 Median Salary
$102,224 Median Debt
There are 94 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in CIS. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 10% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 65.3% of CIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of CIS Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 806 students earned their doctor's degree in CIS. This earns it the #37 spot on the list of the most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in CIS is $99,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $99,500 to a high of $99,500.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in CIS is $102,224. 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, $102,224 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $102,224.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,191.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in CIS. About 77.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 626
Women 180
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in CIS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 172
International Students 526
Other Races/Ethnicities 33
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CIS Doctor's Degree Students

There are 94 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in CIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

42 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from UW Seattle. About 29% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
42 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 13,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The CIS program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 42 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

34 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from Georgia Tech. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#4

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in CIS. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The CIS program at University at Buffalo awarded 31 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
27 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in CIS. Roughly 36,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 doctor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at Capella University. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#6

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
21 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from UNT. Of these students, 33% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
21 Yearly Graduations
5% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor'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.

The CIS program at University of Wisconsin - Madison awarded 21 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
21 Yearly Graduations
24% Women

Virginia Tech comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in CIS. Roughly 34,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The CIS program at Virginia Tech awarded 21 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
21 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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.

The CIS program at University of Central Florida awarded 21 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 29% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

New York University

New York, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in CIS. 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 20 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
20 Yearly Graduations
45% Women

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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 $3,812 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,337 per year.

The CIS program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte awarded 20 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

20 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in CIS. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from UT Austin. Of these students, 5% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
19 Yearly Graduations
5% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Stony Brook University. Each year, around 25,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The CIS program at Stony Brook University awarded 19 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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 19 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 doctor's degree were handed out to CIS majors at UPenn. About 17% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in CIS. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from Johns Hopkins. About 17% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
17 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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 17 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The University of Texas at Dallas. 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.

The CIS program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 16 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#19

Rice University

Houston, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rice University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in CIS. Each year, around 7,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from Rice. About 23% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for CIS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Houston. Each year, around 45,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in CIS from U of H. About 15% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,182
Information Science 166
Information Technology 62
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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