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2022 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools

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

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

In 2019-2020, 81,384 people earned a degree or certificate in computer information systems, making the major the #14 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best 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. Our analysis looked at 509 schools in the United States to see which bachelor's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2022 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems

#1

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Our 2022 rankings named Yale University the best school in the United States for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Rice University

Houston, TX

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Rice University is a great place for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Full Computer Information Systems at Rice University Report

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, CIS graduates from UPenn take out $15,922 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

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#4

Brown University

Providence, RI

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Brown University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Providence.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public college with a very large student population.

When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $417.

Full Computer Information Systems at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Report

#6

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Swarthmore.

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#7

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Wellesley is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Wellesley.

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#8

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University landed the #8 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

While working on their Bachelor's Degree, CIS majors at Johns Hopkins accumulate an average of around $14,706 in student debt.

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#9

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Notre Dame take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $17,915.

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#10

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

With a ranking of #10, Cornell University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

On average, CIS graduates from Cornell take out $13,269 in student loans while working on their Bachelor's Degree.

Full Computer Information Systems at Cornell University Report

#11

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

CIS majors at University of Virginia take out an average of $16,825 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 $491.

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#12

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Full Computer Information Systems at Duke University Report

#13

Barnard College

New York, NY

Barnard College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Barnard is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#14

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

Full Computer Information Systems at Texas Christian University Report

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. 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 $24,477. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $455.

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University of California - Berkeley 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 #16 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Full Computer Information Systems at University of California - Berkeley Report

#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

With a ranking of #17, Virginia Tech did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from Virginia Tech carry an average student debtload of $22,840. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $518.

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#18

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

Hamilton College landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize suburb of Clinton.

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#19

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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The University of Texas at Austin 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 #20 on the list. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UT Austin take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $21,467. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $215.

Full Computer Information Systems at The University of Texas at Austin Report

#21

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #21 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best bachelor’s degree computer information systems programs. Trinity U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of San Antonio.

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With a ranking of #22, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#23

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

With a ranking of #23, Northeastern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students working on their bachelor’s degree. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

After completing their Bachelor's Degree, CIS graduates from Northeastern carry an average student debtload of $25,816. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $578, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon 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 #24 on the list. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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#25

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Bucknell is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Lewisburg.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools

#29

Bentley University

Waltham, MA
#31

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#32

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#33

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#34

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#35

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#36

New York University

New York, NY
#37

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
#38

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#39

University of Florida-Online

Gainesville, FL
#40

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#41

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
#42

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
#46

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#48

Friends University

Wichita, KS
#50

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 509 different United States computer information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
52 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
53 Clemson University Clemson, SC
54 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
55 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
56 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
57 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
58 Siena College Loudonville, NY
59 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
60 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
61 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
62 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
63 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
64 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
65 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
66 Walsh College Troy, MI
67 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
68 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
69 Drake University Des Moines, IA
70 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
71 St Mary’s College of Maryland St. Mary’s City, MD
72 University of Mount Union Alliance, OH
73 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
74 Northwood University Midland, MI
75 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
76 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO

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
77 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
78 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
79 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
80 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
81 Iowa State University Ames, IA
82 Simpson College Indianola, IA
83 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
84 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
85 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
86 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
87 Hope College Holland, MI
88 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
89 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
90 Dakota State University Madison, SD
91 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
92 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, SD
93 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
94 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
95 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
95 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
97 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
98 George Washington University Washington, DC
99 Simmons University Boston, MA
100 University of Washington - Bothell Campus Bothell, WA
101 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN

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.

Majors Similar to CIS

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 53,722
Information Technology 38,958
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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