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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

5 Colleges
$85,900 Avg Salary
$41,258 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Science School for You

Out of all the majors we analyze each year, information science was ranked #68 in the country. In fact 17,779 degrees and certificates were handed out in 2018-2019.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Information Science Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. This report analyzed 5 schools in the Far Western US Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the IS programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Far Western US Region Schools in IS

Our analysis found University of California - Berkeley to be the best school for information science students who want to pursue a degree in the Far Western US Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, IS graduates from UC Berkeley take out $48,258 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $562, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Washington - Seattle Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Far Western US Region list. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

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#3

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

The excellent programs at California Lutheran University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the Far Western US Region . CLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Thousand Oaks.

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The excellent programs at Western Oregon University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the Far Western US Region . Located in the town of Monmouth, Western Oregon State College is a public school with a small student population.

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Out of the 5 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Lane Community College landed the # 5 spot on the list. Lane Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Eugene.

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Best Information Science Colleges by State

Explore the best information science schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 388
Washington 153
Oregon 28
Nevada 0
Hawaii 17
Alaska 21

One of 10 majors within the area of study, information science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to IS

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Opte Project.

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