Information Science at Drexel University

Information Science at Drexel University

The Information Science major is part of the computer & information sciences program at Drexel University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how Drexel ranks in comparison to other schools with IS programs.

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Information Science Degrees Available at Drexel

Drexel IS Rankings

The bachelor's program at Drexel was ranked #42 on College Factual's Best Schools for IS list. It is also ranked #2 in Pennsylvania.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 6
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 7
Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools 10
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 18
Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Information Science Master’s Degree Schools 26
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 32
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 40
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 66
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 91
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 126
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Information Science 159

Popularity of IS at Drexel

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Drexel University handed out 47 bachelor's degrees in information science. Due to this, the school was ranked #34 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 27% over the previous year when 37 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 57 students received their master’s degree in IS from Drexel. This makes it the #35 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 2 students received their doctoral degrees in IS in 2020, making the school the #21 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do IS Graduates from Drexel Make?

Salary of IS Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

IS majors who earn their bachelor's degree from Drexel go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $66,100 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $56,900 for all IS bachelor's degree recipients.

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Salary of IS Graduates with a Master's Degree

IS majors graduating with a master's degree from Drexel make a median salary of $80,800 a year. This is a better than average outcome since the median salary for all IS graduates with a master's is $69,600.

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How Much Student Debt Do IS Graduates from Drexel Have?

Student Debt of IS Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Drexel, IS students borrow a median amount of $31,000 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $26,000 for all IS majors across the country.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the IS program at Drexel is $322 per month.

Student Debt of IS Graduates with a Master's Degree

At Drexel, a typical IS student working on their master's degree borrrows about $45,584 in student loans. This is not favorable since the median amount of student debt for all IS master's graduates is $41,000.

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Those master's students from Drexel on a 10-year student debt repayment plan end up paying a median amount of $531 per month.

IS Student Diversity at Drexel

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at Drexel University.

Drexel Information Science Bachelor’s Program

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 47 students earned a bachelor's degree in IS from Drexel. About 34% of these graduates were women and the other 66% were men.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in IS.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
Non-Resident Aliens 7
Other Races 4

Drexel Information Science Master’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 54 IS majors earned their master's degree from Drexel. Of these graduates, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Drexel University with a master's in IS.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 19
Non-Resident Aliens 21
Other Races 4

Majors Similar to IS

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 174
Information Technology 47
Computer Software & Applications 13
Computer Information Systems 2

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