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2021 Best Colleges for Management Information Systems

Approximately 13,567 management information systems degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Management Information Systems ranking analyzed 99 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in management information systems. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of 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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different 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 18% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 13%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 225 to 70 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

Management Information Systems graduates from colleges 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 $65,771.

Starting Salary  ( 62800 to 70599 )
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$70,100

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

More Ways to Rank Management Information Systems Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best MIS Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools to Study Management Information Systems in the 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.

Top 14 Best MIS Colleges

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Georgetown University is among your best bets if you want to study management information systems. Georgetown is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of 55 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 57 management information systems students who graduated from this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Georgetown University management information systems students receive $7,708 more than the typical MIS graduate.

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Any student pursuing a degree in management information systems has to look into The University of Texas at Austin. UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the city of Austin. A Best Colleges rank of 91 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were approximately 189 management information systems individuals who graduated from this program at UT Austin in the most recent data year. Management Information Systems students from The University of Texas at Austin receive an earnings boost of about $7,608 over the typical income of management information systems majors.

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It's hard to beat Rochester Institute of Technology if you want to pursue management information systems as a major. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 178th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a fairly popular school to study MIS in the United States with roughly 64 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Management Information Systems majors from Rochester Institute of Technology receive an earnings boost of around $6,408 over the typical earnings of management information systems graduates.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a Management Information Systems major. UIUC is a very large public university located in the city of Champaign. A Best Colleges rank of 92 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were about 152 management information systems students who graduated from this program at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Management Information Systems majors from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign get an earnings boost of about $4,608 over the average earnings of management information systems majors.

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#5

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 14 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 32 management information systems students who graduated from this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Management Information Systems majors from University of Notre Dame get an earnings boost of about $5,708 above the average earnings of management information systems majors.

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Located in the large city of Chicago, Loyola Chicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 247th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

Loyola University Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study MIS in the United States with about 106 graduates in the most recent data year. Graduates from the management information systems major at Loyola University Chicago earn $2,008 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 87 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 65 management information systems individuals who graduated from this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Management Information Systems graduates from University of Delaware earn a boost of approximately $4,008 above the average income of management information systems graduates.

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#8

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 143 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 248 management information systems individuals who graduated from this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available. Students from the management information systems program at University of Georgia get $2,608 more than the standard college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#9

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Villanova. A Best Colleges rank of 78 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Villanova is a great university overall.

Villanova University is a fairly popular university to study MIS in the United States with approximately 29 graduates in the most recent year we have data available. Villanova University management information systems majors make $3,508 more than the typical MIS student.

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#10

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 177th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

Binghamton University is one of the most popular universities to study MIS in the United States with approximately 54 graduations in the most recent year we have data available. Binghamton University management information systems students receive $6,508 more than the standard MIS student.

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#11

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 160th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Florida.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Florida State offers a Master's Degrees in management information systems. Graduates of the MIS program make around $57,200 in their early career salary.

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#12

Baylor University

Waco, TX

Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 153rd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

With 128 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Baylor University is one of the most popular universities to study MIS in the United States. Graduates of the MIS program earn an average of $61,800 for their early career.

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#13

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa, UA is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 305th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There were about 133 management information systems individuals who graduated from this program at UA in the most recent data year. Management Information Systems students from The University of Alabama get an earnings boost of about $5,308 over the typical income of management information systems graduates.

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#14

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. This university ranks 186th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 78 management information systems individuals who graduated from this degree at Drexel in the most recent data year. After graduating, MIS students generally make about $59,500 at the beginning of their careers.

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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
15 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
16 DePaul University Chicago, IL
17 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
18 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
19 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
20 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
21 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
22 University of Houston Houston, TX
23 University of Michigan - Dearborn Dearborn, MI
24 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Management Information Systems by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 363,728
Accounting 87,112
General Business/Commerce 53,285
Finance & Financial Management 52,678
Marketing 48,756

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Dzonatas. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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