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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania

31 Colleges
$60,909 Avg Salary
$28,627 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 10th in Pennsylvania. In fact, 3,352 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Our analysis looked at 31 schools in Pennsylvania to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the CIS programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our 2021 rankings named University of Pennsylvania the best school in Pennsylvania for computer information systems students. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

CIS majors at UPenn take out an average of $30,250 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $340.

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#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Carnegie Mellon University is a great place for computer information systems students. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

On average, CIS graduates from Carnegie Mellon take out $60,316 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $703, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Swarthmore College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania list. Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Swarthmore.

On average, CIS graduates from Swarthmore take out $22,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $228, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lehigh University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the small city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, CIS graduates from Lehigh take out $24,250 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $252.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Pennsylvania State University - University Park is a great place for computer information systems students. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Penn State University Park take out is $34,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $379.

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With a ranking of #6, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in the large suburb of Middletown, Penn State Harrisburg is a public college with a fairly small student population.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at Penn State Harrisburg accumulate an average of around $34,000 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $379.

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#8

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Villanova take out is $24,250. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $252.

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer information systems programs. WCUPA is a large public school located in the suburb of West Chester.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at WCUPA take out is $23,343. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $242, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Duquesne is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from Duquesne carry an average student debtload of $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 6,188
Maryland 2,046
New Jersey 2,718
District of Columbia 228
Delaware 195

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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