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2021 Best Information Science Schools in Maryland

10 Colleges
$66,447 Avg Salary
$29,196 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Science School for You

In 2018-2019, information science students earned 3,238 degrees and certificates from a Maryland school, making the subject the 4th in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. 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.

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 Maryland ranking. Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Maryland to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in Maryland

The following schools top our list of the Best Information Science Colleges.

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 Maryland. Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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The excellent programs at University of Maryland - College Park helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in Maryland. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the 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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Out of the 10 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Bowie State University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Bowie State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Bowie.

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Out of the 10 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland - University College landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, University of Maryland - University College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

IS majors at University of Maryland - University College take out an average of $28,499 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $322.

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#5

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

The excellent programs at Salisbury University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in Maryland. Located in the suburb of Salisbury, Salisbury is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, IS graduates from Salisbury take out $21,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in Maryland ranking. UMBC is a large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore.

While working on their degree, IS majors at UMBC accumulate an average of around $23,645 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #7 on the list. Towson is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Towson.

While working on their degree, IS majors at Towson accumulate an average of around $23,718 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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#8

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in Maryland ranking. Located in the rural area of Stevenson, Stevenson is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, IS graduates from Stevenson take out $30,260 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $353.

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Strayer University - Maryland came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in Maryland ranking. Located in the suburb of Suitland, Strayer University - Maryland is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#10

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in Maryland list. Morgan State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Baltimore.

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Best Information Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,223
Pennsylvania 1,710
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 10 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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