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Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania

1,710 students earned IS degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Information Science is the 32nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Information Science Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,170
Master’s Degree 320
Post-Master’s Certificate 101
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 101
Associate’s Degree 76
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 40
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 40
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 40
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 3

Gender Distribution

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

Information Science Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 11.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 50.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 19.8%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
Information Science Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Science Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 42,890 people employed in jobs related to an IS degree, compared to 1,240,640 nationwide.

Information Science Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Information Science Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a IS grad in the state is $105,900, compared to a typical salary of $114,000 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer IS degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

620 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $30,996. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

274 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

263 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,100 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years.

#4

Drexel University

Philadelphia
96 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,631.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
3,746 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 54%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The average student takes 4.67 years to complete their degree at Penn State Abington.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
2,261 Total Students

29 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 10% of the teachers are full time.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,933 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 73% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $23,152.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,578 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,351 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $21,923. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
2,600 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,210. The full-time teacher rate is 92%.

#10

Robert Morris University

Moon Township
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
4,895 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $26,027. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.50%.

Information Science Careers in PA

Some of the careers IS majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists 13% $106,800
Systems Software Developers 12% $98,440
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10% $139,180
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Computer Science Professors 7% $87,390

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Computer Information Systems 3,352
Information Technology 1,637
Computer Science 1,542
Computer Software Applications 398
Computer Systems Networking 268
Computer Programming 182
Computer Systems Analysis 35
Other Computer Sciences 32

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