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Information Science Schools in Massachusetts

897 students earned IS degrees in Massachusetts in the 2018-2019 year.

An Information Science major is the 45th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Information Science Majors in Massachusetts

IS majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 420
Bachelor’s Degree 380
Associate’s Degree 63
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 29
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a IS major is more popular with men than with women.

Information Science Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IS majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • White: 45.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 17.2%
  • Other Races: 10.5%
Information Science Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Science Grads in Massachusetts

56,280 people in the state and 1,240,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to IS.

Information Science Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Information Science Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a IS grad in the state is $116,920, compared to a typical salary of $114,000 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in Massachusetts that offer IS degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

370 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. An average student at Boston U will pay a net price of $30,729.

262 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. The student loan default rate is 5.20% which is lower than average.

#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

The average student takes 4.04 years to complete their degree at Boston College. 56% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Boston College grads earn an average salary of $57,000.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
7,186 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. In their early career, Suffolk grads earn an average salary of $42,300. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,516 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,522 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,243. The full-time teacher rate is 22%.

#7

Harvard University

Cambridge
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

In their early career, Harvard grads earn an average salary of $70,300. This private institution charges an average net price of $15,561. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
21,627 Total Students

77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $54,400 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,855.

#9

Merrimack College

North Andover
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
4,643 Total Students

The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Merrimack. The full-time teacher rate is 48%. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,100 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 45%. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Westfield. Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid.

Information Science Careers in MA

Some of the careers IS majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists 23% $111,450
Computer Science Professors 11% $96,720
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $147,030
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Systems Software Developers 10% $115,580

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IS.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Computer Science 3,395
Computer Information Systems 1,834
Computer Software Applications 859
Information Technology 316
Computer Systems Networking 163
Computer Programming 159
Other Computer Sciences 53
Data Entry 11

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