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2021 Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania

26 Colleges
$60,207 Avg Salary
$28,996 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Science School for You

Information Science is the #32 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 1,710 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Our analysis looked at 26 schools in Pennsylvania to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania

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

Top 10 Best Information Science Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley the best school in Pennsylvania for information science students. Penn State Great Valley is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of Malvern.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State Great Valley take out $40,949 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $477.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania list. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Pennsylvania State University - Dubois. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania list. Penn State DuBois is a fairly small public school located in the remote town of DuBois.

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Penn State DuBois take out is $25,798. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the fringe town of Mont Alto, Penn State Mont Alto is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from Penn State Mont Alto carry an average student debtload of $25,798. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based 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 Pennsylvania State University - University Park. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania list. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from Penn State University Park carry an average student debtload of $30,848. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $337.

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Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the rural area of New Kensington, Penn State New Kensington is a public college with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Penn State New Kensington take out is $25,798. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the small suburb of Hazleton, Penn State Hazleton is a public college with a small student population.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State Hazleton take out $25,798 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes - Barre did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the rural area of Lehman, Penn State Wilkes - Barre is a public college with a fairly small student population.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from Penn State Wilkes - Barre carry an average student debtload of $25,798. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Penn State Greater Allegheny is a fairly small public school located in the large suburb of McKeesport.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State Greater Allegheny take out $26,726 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $277, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #10, Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Located in the large suburb of Dunmore, Penn State Scranton is a public school with a small student population.

On average, IS graduates from Penn State Scranton take out $25,798 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $268, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Information Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 2,223
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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