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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools

375 Colleges
$54,451 Avg Salary
$26,501 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree School for You

Computer Information Systems is the #14 most popular major in the country with 76,482 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 375 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best bachelor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for CIS majors pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in CIS

#1

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Our analysis found Yale University to be the best school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from Yale carry an average student debtload of $10,819.

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#2

Rice University

Houston, TX

Out of the 375 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Rice University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

CIS majors at Rice take out an average of $12,961 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $123.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Brown University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Pennsylvania. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

CIS majors at UPenn take out an average of $18,501 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Notre Dame is a great place for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

CIS majors at Notre Dame take out an average of $16,421 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

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#6

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

With a ranking of #6, Johns Hopkins University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

CIS majors at Johns Hopkins take out an average of $14,516 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $133.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from U of Michigan carry an average student debtload of $16,612. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $176.

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#8

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at Cornell accumulate an average of around $13,503 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $142.

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Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from Georgia Tech carry an average student debtload of $22,805. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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#10

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer information systems students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Syracuse take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $22,872. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $272.

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#11

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #11, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Carnegie Mellon take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,431.

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#12

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

With a ranking of #12, University of Virginia - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from University of Virginia carry an average student debtload of $16,580. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $171, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

On average, CIS graduates from Virginia Tech take out $22,410 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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#14

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#15

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wellesley.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from Wellesley carry an average student debtload of $10,230. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $97, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#16

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

With a ranking of #16, Swarthmore College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Swarthmore.

CIS majors at Swarthmore take out an average of $20,701 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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#17

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

CIS majors at NYU take out an average of $20,595 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

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#18

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population.

CIS majors at U of F take out an average of $18,296 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $191.

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Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology ranked #19 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Terre Haute, Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#20

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

On average, CIS graduates from Northeastern take out $25,082 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $291.

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With a ranking of #21, University of California - Berkeley did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public college with a very large student population.

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Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network accumulate an average of around $25,082 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $291.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick.

On average, CIS graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $20,941 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Northwestern U is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Evanston.

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With a ranking of #25, The University of Texas at Austin did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, CIS graduates from UT Austin take out $21,659 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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Rest of the Top Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools

#27

George Washington University

Washington, DC
#28

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#29

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#30

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#32

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#33

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
#38

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#40

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#41

Park University

Parkville, MO
#43

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#46

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
#49

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 375 different United States computer information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
52 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
53 Villanova University Villanova, PA
54 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
55 Simpson College Indianola, IA
56 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
57 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
58 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
59 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
60 Clemson University Clemson, SC
61 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
62 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
63 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
64 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
65 Trident University International Cypress, CA
66 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, MI
67 Drake University Des Moines, IA
68 Dakota State University Madison, SD
69 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
70 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
71 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
72 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
73 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
74 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
75 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY

Computer Information Systems by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer Information Systems is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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