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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region

51 Colleges
$48,111 Avg Salary
$24,345 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, computer information systems was ranked #14 in the country. In fact 76,482 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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 Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. This report analyzed 51 schools in the Southwest Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for CIS majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

#1

Rice University

Houston, TX

Our 2021 rankings named Rice University the best school in the Southwest Region for computer information systems students. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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The excellent programs at The University of Texas at Austin helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Texas Tech University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means The University of Texas at Dallas is a great place for computer information systems students. UT Dallas is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Richardson.

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University of Houston

Houston, TX

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Houston. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer information systems programs. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at ASU - Tempe accumulate an average of around $21,050 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region list. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

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Collin County Community College District ranked #8 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public college with a very large student population.

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With a ranking of #9, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. Located in the distant town of Stillwater, Oklahoma State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, CIS graduates from Oklahoma State take out $20,835 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $216.

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University of Advancing Technology came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in the midsize city of Tempe, University of Advancing Technology is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

Explore the best computer information systems schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 6,429
Arizona 2,730
Oklahoma 780
New Mexico 403

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

Majors Similar to CIS

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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