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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region

14 Colleges
$64,662 Avg Salary
$26,051 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.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 14 schools in the New England Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region

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

Top 10 Best Information Science Schools

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Our analysis found Harvard University to be the best school for information science students who want to pursue a degree in the New England Region . Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Norwich University is a great place for information science students. Norwich is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Northfield.

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#3

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Boston College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region list. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chestnut Hill.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from Boston College carry an average student debtload of $16,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $171.

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#4

Boston University

Boston, MA

The excellent programs at Boston University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the New England Region . Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Boston U take out is $34,087. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $397.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts - Lowell. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region list. Located in the large suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, IS majors at UMass Lowell accumulate an average of around $23,585 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 $244.

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Northeastern University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region list. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in the New England Region ranking. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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With a ranking of #8, Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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#9

Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Suffolk University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the large city of Boston, Suffolk is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that IS majors at Suffolk take out is $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastern Connecticut State University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information science programs. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic.

While working on their degree, IS majors at ECSU accumulate an average of around $25,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Information Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 897
Connecticut 41
Maine 0
Rhode Island 2
Vermont 98

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 14 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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