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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region

139 Colleges
$45,020 Avg Salary
$25,465 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems 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.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 139 schools in the Southeast Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region

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

Top 15% Best Computer Information Systems Schools

Our analysis found Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus to be the best school for computer information systems students who want to pursue a degree in the Southeast Region . Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, CIS graduates from Georgia Tech take out $24,910 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $276.

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Out of the 139 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public school with a very large student population.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Virginia Tech. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC

The excellent programs at Duke University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

The excellent programs at University of Richmond helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the Southeast Region . Located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond, U of Richmond is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. JMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region list. U of F is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

On average, CIS graduates from U of F take out $18,412 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $191, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer information systems programs. Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Atlanta.

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#10

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #10 on the list. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Clemson take out is $20,625. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $214, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#11

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer information systems programs. Located in the small suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #12 on the list. USF Tampa is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at USF Tampa accumulate an average of around $23,725 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $246, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee ranked #13 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region list. University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee is a small public school located in the suburb of Sarasota.

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University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #14 on the list. Located in the suburb of Fredericksburg, UMW is a public school with a small student population.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

With a ranking of #15, East Carolina University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Located in the small city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at ECU accumulate an average of around $26,000 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Columbia, Carolina is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #17, Florida International University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population.

CIS majors at FIU take out an average of $18,750 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $195.

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Coastal Carolina University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region list. Coastal Carolina University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Conway.

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With a ranking of #19, Virginia Commonwealth University did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Jefferson Community and Technical College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Jefferson Community and Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Louisville.

CIS majors at Jefferson Community and Technical College take out an average of $10,660 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $111.

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Honorable Mentions

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 Schools in the Southeast Region award.

Rank College Location
21 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
22 University of Georgia Athens, GA
23 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
24 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
25 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
26 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
27 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

Explore the best computer information systems colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 3,460
Florida 4,955
Virginia 3,535
North Carolina 4,818
Tennessee 704
South Carolina 675
Kentucky 3,815
Louisiana 187
Alabama 1,482
Arkansas 863
Mississippi 314
West Virginia 445

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 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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