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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Maryland

11 Colleges
$66,531 Avg Salary
$25,869 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems School for You

Out of the majors we analyze each year, computer information systems was ranked 8th in Maryland. In fact, 2,046 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Maryland ranking. This report analyzed 11 schools in Maryland to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Maryland

The following schools top our list of the Best Computer Information Systems Colleges.

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Our analysis found Johns Hopkins University to be the best school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a degree in Maryland. Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from Johns Hopkins carry an average student debtload of $22,179. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $250.

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Out of the 11 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Anne Arundel Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. AACC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Arnold.

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Out of the 11 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland - College Park landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from UMCP carry an average student debtload of $21,328. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Bowie State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in Maryland. Located in the large suburb of Bowie, Bowie State University is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#5

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Salisbury University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Maryland list. Salisbury is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Salisbury.

CIS majors at Salisbury take out an average of $20,500 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Maryland - University College did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. University of Maryland - University College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Adelphi.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at University of Maryland - University College take out is $18,428. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $191.

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Community College of Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, CCBC is a public school with a large student population.

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#8

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

With a ranking of #8, St Mary’s College of Maryland did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. SMCM is a small public school located in the suburb of St. Mary's City.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from SMCM carry an average student debtload of $20,743. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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#9

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Maryland ranking. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Towson take out is $20,136. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $222, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #10, Strayer University - Maryland did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Strayer University - Maryland is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Suitland.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 6,188
Pennsylvania 3,352
New Jersey 2,718
District of Columbia 228
Delaware 195

One of 10 majors within the area of study, computer information systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

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 11 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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