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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region

42 Colleges
$50,343 Avg Salary
$33,397 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.

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 42 schools in the Plains States Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region

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

Top 10 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Washington University in St Louis the best school in the Plains States Region for computer information systems students. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Nebraska at Omaha is a great place for computer information systems students. Located in the large city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UNOMAHA take out is $21,600. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $224.

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#3

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Macalester College is a great place for computer information systems students. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Macalester is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from Macalester carry an average student debtload of $22,491. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $233.

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The excellent programs at Des Moines Area Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the Plains States Region . DMACC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Ankeny.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at DMACC take out is $15,332. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $159.

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#5

Park University

Parkville, MO

Out of the 42 schools in the Plains States Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Park University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Park University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Parkville.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at Park University accumulate an average of around $16,500 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $171, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Located in the remote town of Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from Missouri University of Science and Technology carry an average student debtload of $22,729. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $236.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer information systems programs. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

While working on their degree, CIS majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $21,750 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $226.

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With a ranking of #8, University of St Thomas Minnesota did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer information systems students. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UST MN take out is $48,800. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $569.

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#9

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region list. Simpson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Indianola.

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Southeast Community College Area ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Plains States Region list. Southeast Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

After completing their degree, CIS graduates from Southeast Community College carry an average student debtload of $18,938. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,127
Minnesota 741
Kansas 395
Iowa 732
Nebraska 747
North Dakota 99
South Dakota 227

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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