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Doctor’s Degree in Information Science

166 Yearly Graduations
$116,100 Median Salary
$61,784 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in IS is offered at 30 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 37.3% of IS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of IS Majors

In 2018-2019, 166 doctor's degree were awarded to IS majors. This makes it the 98th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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 Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IS is $116,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $116,100 to a high of $116,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in IS is $61,784. 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, $71,385 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $52,183.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $720.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degree in IS. About 56.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 94
Women 72
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in IS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 49
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IS Doctor's Degree Students

There are 30 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in IS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. 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.

The IS program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 20 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#1

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
20 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for IS students seekinga doctor's degree is Nova Southeastern University. Roughly 20,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in IS from Nova Southeastern University. About 35% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Robert Morris University. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The IS program at Robert Morris University awarded 14 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Claremont Graduate University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IS. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 doctor's degree were handed out to IS majors at Claremont Graduate University. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#5

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IS. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UNT. About 73% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Roughly 48,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UIUC. About 22% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Maryland - Baltimore County. 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, 9 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UMBC. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#8

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LIU Post is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IS. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in IS from LIU Post. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#8

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IS. Each year, around 44,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UCLA. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#10

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Roughly 29,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,019 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,552 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UNC Chapel Hill. About 83% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,064 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degree were handed out to IS majors at Georgia Tech. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University at Albany

Albany, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University at Albany. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UAlbany.

#13

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Dakota State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in IS. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,541 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,939 per year.

The IS program at Dakota State University awarded 4 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to IS majors at U of Michigan.

#13

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IS. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in IS from Northeastern.

#13

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in IS from Syracuse. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#13

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Roughly 41,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in IS from UC Berkeley.

#13

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor'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 4 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in IS. 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, 4 people received their doctor's degree in IS from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

#20

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for IS majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Florida State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

The IS program at Florida State University awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Science 1,182
Computer Information Systems 806
Information Technology 62
Other Computer Sciences 12
Computer Systems Analysis 4

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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