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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region

51 Colleges
$55,840 Avg Salary
$42,406 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Science School for You

Information Science is the #68 most popular major in the country with 17,779 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

The Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 51 schools in the Southeast Region to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Information Science Schools

#1

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our analysis found James Madison University to be the best school for information science students who want to pursue a degree in the Southeast Region . JMU is a very large public school located in the city of Harrisonburg.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means University of South Florida - Main Campus is a great place for information science students. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa.

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#4

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Out of the 51 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Richmond landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of University of Richmond, U of Richmond is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the Southeast Region . UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public school located in the small city of Chapel Hill.

On average, IS graduates from UNC Chapel Hill take out $19,000 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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#6

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

Georgia Southern University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the distant town of Statesboro, GaSou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from GaSou carry an average student debtload of $27,490. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $285.

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#7

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

With a ranking of #7, University of Kentucky did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Located in the large city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #8 on the list. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson.

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With a ranking of #9, Northwestern State University of Louisiana did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Located in the remote town of Natchitoches, NSU is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their degree, IS graduates from NSU carry an average student debtload of $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Virginia Commonwealth University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Southeast Region list. Located in the city of Richmond, VCU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Best Information Science Colleges by State

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 431
Florida 463
Virginia 618
North Carolina 238
Tennessee 10
South Carolina 110
Kentucky 147
Louisiana 133
Alabama 84
Arkansas 65
Mississippi 0
West Virginia 46

Information Science is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

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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