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2020 Best Colleges for Management Information Systems

Approximately 14,578 management information systems degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Management Information Systems ranking analyzed 145 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in management information systems. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 21 schools for Management Information Systems students.

Choosing a Great Management Information Systems School

Best Colleges for Management Information Systems Your choice of management information systems school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 19% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 14%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 229 to 44 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Management Information Systems graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. While the average management information systems bachelors degree from U.S. colleges results in an average starting salary of $52,163, graduates of colleges on this list average $63,513.

Starting Salary  ( 56710 to 73289 )
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$81,600

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Management Information Systems students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other management information systems students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized management information systems related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Management Information Systems students.

Best Schools to Study Management Information Systems in United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for management information systems majors. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list. Of the 145 schools analyzed, only 21 earned the distinction of being on this list.

Top 21 Best MIS Colleges

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a Management Information Systems degree. Located in the large suburb Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 13 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great school overall.

There are about 89 management information systems undergraduates studying this degree at Notre Dame. University of Notre Dame management information systems graduates make $5,321 more than the standard MIS graduate.

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It's difficult to beat University of Washington - Seattle Campus if you want to pursue management information systems as a major. Located in the large city Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 84 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great college overall.

There are about 190 management information systems undergrads studying this degree at UW Seattle. Soon after graduation, MIS students generally earn about $62,500 in the first five years of their career.

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It is difficult to beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute if you want to study management information systems. WPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester. A Best Colleges rank of 46 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means WPI is a great college overall.

A favorite choice for management information systems undergrads, there are approximately 8 learners enrolled in this program at WPI.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Any student pursuing a degree in management information systems needs to check out Georgetown University. Located in the large city Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 42 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great school overall.

There are roughly 53 management information systems undergraduates enrolled in this program at Georgetown. Georgetown University management information systems majors make $7,321 more than the typical MIS grad.

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BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo. A Best Colleges rank of 102 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means BYU is a great college overall.

There are about 52 management information systems undergraduates studying this degree at BYU. Brigham Young University - Provo management information systems students make $18,821 more than the typical MIS graduate.

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RIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Rochester. This school ranks 165th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There are approximately 59 management information systems undergrads enrolled in this program at RIT. Management Information Systems graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology get a earnings boost of around $6,021 above the average income of management information systems graduates.

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#7

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Located in the suburb Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 71 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Villanova is a great school overall.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Villanova offers a Award Taking Less Than 1 Year in management information systems. Management Information Systems graduates from Villanova University receive an earnings boost of around $3,121 above the typical income of management information systems graduates.

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#8

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Located in the large city Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 196th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

A favorite choice for management information systems undergrads, there are about 0 students enrolled in this program at St. Joe's.

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Located in the city Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 85 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great college overall.

There are about 123 management information systems undergraduates studying this degree at UIUC. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign management information systems graduates earn $4,221 more than the typical MIS student.

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UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. A Best Colleges rank of 78 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great school overall.

There are approximately 154 management information systems undergrads enrolled in this program at UT Austin. Management Information Systems graduates from The University of Texas at Austin receive an earnings boost of approximately $7,221 above the typical income of management information systems majors.

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#11

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Located in the medium-sized city Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 137th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There are roughly 255 management information systems undergrads studying this degree at UGA. Management Information Systems students from University of Georgia get a earnings boost of approximately $2,221 above the typical income of management information systems graduates.

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#12

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

SCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara. A Best Colleges rank of 75 out of 1,727 colleges nationwide means SCU is a great college overall.

Santa Clara University is one of the most popular school to study MIS in United States with over 18 graduates last year.

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#13

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Located in the city Houston, U of H is a public college with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 332nd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There are about 217 management information systems undergraduates enrolled in this degree at U of H. Graduates of the MIS program earn around $55,700 for their early career.

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#14

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

Located in the city Chicago, DePaul is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. This college ranks 260th out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

With 64 students enrolled, DePaul University is one of most popular colleges to study MIS in United States. After getting their bachelor's degree, MIS students usually make around $58,200 at the beginning of their careers.

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#15

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of South Orange. This college ranks 287th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There are approximately 45 management information systems undergraduates studying this program at Seton Hall.

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#16

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

Located in the city Tulsa, University of Tulsa is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This school ranks 192nd out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Oklahoma.

With 13 undergraduates, University of Tulsa is one of most popular schools to study MIS in United States.

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#17

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

LeMoyne is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Syracuse. This college ranks 281st out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

Le Moyne College is one of the most popular college to study MIS in United States exceeding 10 graduations last year. Students who graduate from the MIS program earn about $46,500 for their early career.

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Located in the town Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public school with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 271st out of 1,727 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

A favorite choice for management information systems undergraduates, there are approximately 54 learners enrolled in this program at Miami of Ohio. Graduates of the MIS program state that they receive average early career earnings of $57,300.

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#19

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Located in the midsize city Dayton, U of Dayton is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 164th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, U of Dayton also offers a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in management information systems. After getting their bachelor's degree, MIS students generally earn about $58,800 in their early careers.

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#20

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Des Moines. A Best Colleges rank of 134 out of 1,727 schools nationwide means Drake is a great school overall.

There are approximately 25 management information systems undergrads enrolled in this program at Drake.

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Located in the city University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. This school ranks 170th out of 1,727 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There are approximately 118 management information systems undergrads studying this program at Penn State University Park. Soon after graduation, MIS students usually earn an average of $57,200 in their early careers.

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Rest of the Top Best Colleges for Management Information Systems

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Colleges for Management Information Systems award.

Rank College Location
26 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
27 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
28 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
29 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
22 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
23 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
24 University of Delaware Newark, DE
25 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Management Information Systems by Region

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One of 21 majors within the Business, Management & Marketing area of study, Management Information Systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 399,810
Accounting 107,851
General Business/Commerce 58,413
Finance & Financial Management 56,960
Marketing 49,179

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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