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Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science

9,118 Yearly Graduations
$56,900 Median Salary
$26,000 Median Debt
There are 288 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in IS. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.6% of IS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IS Majors

In 2018-2019, 9,118 bachelor's degree were awarded to IS majors. This earns it the #53 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in IS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,118
Master’s Degree 6,516
Associate’s Degree 906
Graduate Certificate 390
Undergraduate Certificate 374
Basic Certificate 309
Doctor’s Degree 166

Earnings of IS Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in IS is $56,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $45,975 and the high is $61,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in IS is $26,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $31,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,875.

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The median monthly payment of a IS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $270.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degree in IS. About 73.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,704
Women 2,414
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in IS

The racial-ethnic distribution of IS bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,472
Black or African American 1,373
Hispanic or Latino 866
White 4,203
International Students 599
Other Races/Ethnicities 605
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IS Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 288 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in IS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

1,315 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IS students seekinga bachelor's degree is University of Maryland - University College. Roughly 59,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,315 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from University of Maryland - University College. About 21% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
589 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 47,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 589 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from Penn State University Park. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#3

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
416 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 40,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

The IS program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 416 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 34% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
352 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 49,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 352 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 24% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

265 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 265 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from UMBC. About 23% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

New York, New York
248 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 18,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 248 bachelor's degree were handed out to IS majors at Baruch. Of these students, 35% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
231 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 231 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Of these students, 23% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

228 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY New York City College of Technology comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 228 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from City Tech. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
220 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 22,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

The IS program at Syracuse University awarded 220 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
194 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Each year, around 18,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

The IS program at University of Massachusetts - Lowell awarded 194 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

173 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Arlington. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 bachelor's degree were handed out to IS majors at UT Arlington. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#12

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
166 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 30,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from VCU. Of these students, 22% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
151 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

James Madison University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,848 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from JMU. Of these students, 28% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
135 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The IS program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 135 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
121 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Southern University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,977 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 people received their bachelor's degree in IS from GaSou. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#16

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
120 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Each year, around 36,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

The IS program at Texas Tech University awarded 120 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 22% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
99 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Illinois at Chicago. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

The IS program at University of Illinois at Chicago awarded 99 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#18

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
98 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Utah. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 bachelor's degree were handed out to IS majors at U of U. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#19

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
92 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 28,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

The IS program at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 92 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

#20

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
87 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in IS. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degree were handed out to IS majors at USU. About 11% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to IS that offer bachelor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 36,674
Computer Science 31,737
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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