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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Southwest Region

18 Colleges
$57,725 Avg Salary
$33,240 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.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

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 the Southwest Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 18 schools in the Southwest Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Information Science Schools in the Southwest Region

Check out the IS programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Information Science Schools

Our analysis found Southern Methodist University to be the best school for information science students who want to pursue a degree in the Southwest Region . SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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#2

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Texas Tech University is a great place for information science students. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the large city of Lubbock.

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#3

University of Houston

Houston, TX

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Houston. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Information Science Schools in the Southwest Region list. U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston.

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Out of the 18 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Texas A&M University - College Station landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population.

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The excellent programs at The University of Texas at Dallas helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the midsize city of Richardson, UT Dallas is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The University of Texas at Arlington did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #6 on the list. UT Arlington is a very large public school located in the large city of Arlington.

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#7

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor 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. Located in the midsize city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The University of Texas at Austin came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the large city of Austin.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Science Schools in the Southwest Region ranking. UTSA is a very large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

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#10

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information science programs. Located in the large city of Tucson, Arizona 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
Texas 1,888
Arizona 29
Oklahoma 36
New Mexico 6

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

Majors Similar to IS

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 18 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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