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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

72 Colleges
$59,570 Avg Salary
$29,713 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.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 72 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for IS majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Information Science Schools

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Our analysis found Johns Hopkins University to be the best school for information science students who want to pursue a degree in the Middle Atlantic Region . Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Penn State Great Valley is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of Malvern.

While working on their degree, IS majors at Penn State Great Valley accumulate an average of around $40,949 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $477.

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The excellent programs at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the Middle Atlantic Region . Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Pennsylvania State University - Dubois is a great place for information science students. Penn State DuBois is a small public school located in the remote town of DuBois.

IS majors at Penn State DuBois take out an average of $25,798 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $268.

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#5

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Syracuse University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, IS graduates from Syracuse take out $34,000 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $379, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland - College Park ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

While working on their degree, IS majors at UMCP accumulate an average of around $18,653 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information science programs. Located in the town of Mont Alto, Penn State Mont Alto is a public college with a fairly small student population.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State Mont Alto take out $25,798 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $268.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information science programs. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the small city of University Park.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State University Park take out $30,848 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $337, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #9, Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Located in the rural area of New Kensington, Penn State New Kensington is a public school with a fairly small student population.

IS majors at Penn State New Kensington take out an average of $25,798 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $268.

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Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in the suburb of Hazleton, Penn State Hazleton is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their degree, IS majors at Penn State Hazleton accumulate an average of around $25,798 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $268.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Information Science students in the Middle Atlantic Region that almost earned our Best Information Science Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region award.

Rank College Location
11 Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes - Barre Lehman, PA
12 Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny McKeesport, PA
13 Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton Dunmore, PA
14 Pennsylvania State University - York York, PA

Best Information Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,223
Pennsylvania 1,710
Maryland 3,238
New Jersey 754
District of Columbia 155
Delaware 20

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

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 25 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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