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2021 Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools

147 Colleges
$30,365 Avg Salary
$19,138 Avg Student Debt

Computer Information Systems is the #14 most popular major in the country with 76,482 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

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The Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 147 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Colleges.

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for computer information systems students who want to pursue an online associate’s degree in the United States. UOPX - Arizona is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

Women make up 26% of the CIS majors at the school.

On average, CIS graduates from UOPX - Arizona take out $18,311 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. 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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The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Northern Virginia Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 405 students majoring in CIS at Northern Virginia Community College, 75% are male and 25% are female.

On average, CIS graduates from Northern Virginia Community College take out $13,141 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $109, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Southern New Hampshire University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Manchester.

Women make up 26% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from SNHU carry an average student debtload of $17,016. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $164.

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#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Out of the 147 online programs at schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ivy Tech Community College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 195 students majoring in CIS at Ivy Tech Community College, 76% are male and 24% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,335. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $126.

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#5

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer information systems schools in the United States. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

About 18% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 82% are male.

CIS majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out an average of $23,132 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $248, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

Montgomery College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the small city of Rockville, Montgomery College is a public college with a very large student population.

About 25% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 75% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Montgomery College carry an average student debtload of $13,336. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $104, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Metropolitan Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Omaha.

Women make up 25% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from MCC carry an average student debtload of $9,011. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $79.

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With a ranking of #8, Central New Mexico Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 29% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from CNM carry an average student debtload of $9,412. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $64.

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Monroe College

Bronx, NY

With a ranking of #9, Monroe College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Located in the city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

About 22% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 78% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Monroe College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,623. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $137.

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Guilford Technical Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Jamestown, Guilford Technical Community College is a public college with a large student population.

About 33% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 67% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Guilford Technical Community College carry an average student debtload of $18,697. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $199.

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With a ranking of #11, Tulsa Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Tulsa Community College is a large public school located in the large city of Tulsa.

About 13% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 87% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Tulsa Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,072.

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With a ranking of #12, Central Piedmont Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for computer information systems students working on their online associate’s degree. Central Piedmont Community College is a large public school located in the city of Charlotte.

About 17% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 83% are male.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Central Piedmont Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $10,398.

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Community College of Allegheny County ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. CCAC is a large public school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

Women make up 35% of the CIS majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from CCAC carry an average student debtload of $11,877. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $94, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. South Texas College is a very large public school located in the midsize city of McAllen.

About 15% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 85% are male.

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Volunteer State Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree computer information systems programs. Located in the large suburb of Gallatin, VSCC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 16% of the CIS majors at the school.

On average, CIS graduates from VSCC take out $9,622 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Community College of Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for computer information systems students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. CCBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

Of the 50 students majoring in CIS at CCBC, 86% are male and 14% are female.

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the distant town of Okmulgee, OSU Institute of Technology is a public school with a small student population.

Of the 46 students majoring in CIS at OSU Institute of Technology, 89% are male and 11% are female.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at OSU Institute of Technology take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $16,106.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, FSCJ is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 17% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 83% are male.

On average, CIS graduates from FSCJ take out $17,079 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $162.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

About 28% of the students majoring in CIS at the school are women while 72% are male.

On average, CIS graduates from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs take out $22,269 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $180.

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Anne Arundel Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Arnold, AACC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 14% of the CIS majors at the school.

CIS majors at AACC take out an average of $9,799 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward College ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 31% of the CIS majors at the school.

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#21

Pitt Community College

Winterville, NC

Pitt Community College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Pitt Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize suburb of Winterville.

Of the 35 students majoring in CIS at Pitt Community College, 86% are male and 14% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, CIS graduates from Pitt Community College carry an average student debtload of $22,732. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Information Systems students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
23 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
23 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
23 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
23 Union County College Cranford, NJ
23 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
28 University of the People Pasadena, CA
28 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA

View the Most Popular Online Computer Information Systems Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 27 schools only.

  • 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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