Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Computer Information Systems

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems

262 Colleges
36,674 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,975 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer Information Systems School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer Information SystemsIn 2018-2019, 36,674 people earned their bachelor's in computer information systems, making the major the #16 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems ranking analyzed 262 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in CIS. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those CIS schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value CIS Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Computer Information Systems Schools in the United States

Check out the CIS programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 25 Best Value CIS Schools

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Brigham Young University - Provo. Located in the medium-sized city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, BYU is in the top 20% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list.

It takes about 5.2 years for the average student at BYU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $12,239. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $64,132. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at BYU take out while working on their bachelor's is $16,742. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $140.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at Brigham Young University - Provo

Request Information

Grand Valley State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Allendale, GVSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to its great value ranking, GVSU is in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list.

It takes the average student at GVSU about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,233. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from GVSU is $105,245. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

CIS majors at GVSU take out an average of $25,320 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

Full Computer Information Systems at Grand Valley State University Report

Request Information
#3

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Jacksonville, UNF is a public school with a large student population. UNF excels when it comes to quality. It's ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list.

The average student at UNF graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,266. This means that the average student pays around $105,395 to get a bachelor’s degree from UNF. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at UNF accumulate an average of around $21,992 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

Full Computer Information Systems at University of North Florida Report

Request Information
#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. Florida State also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

It takes the average student at Florida State about 4.2 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

CIS majors at Florida State take out an average of $22,276 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at Florida State University

Request Information
#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, U of F also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list. It's in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of F is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from U of F carry an average student debtload of $18,296. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $191.

Read More…

Request Information

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USF Tampa also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at USF Tampa to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $23,095. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is about $99,308. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at USF Tampa take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,604. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $246.

Read More…

Request Information

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. UW - La Crosse is a large public school located in the city of La Crosse.

At UW - La Crosse, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,185. This means that the average student pays around $85,373 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - La Crosse. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, CIS graduates from UW - La Crosse take out $21,864 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Computer Information Systems at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Report

Request Information

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois State University. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the suburb of Normal. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Illinois State also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems ranking.

It takes the average student at Illinois State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,958. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State is $108,817. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from Illinois State carry an average student debtload of $22,823. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $234.

Full Computer Information Systems at Illinois State University Report

Request Information
#9

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas Tech is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $105,298 to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

CIS majors at Texas Tech take out an average of $27,373 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $301, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Computer Information Systems at Texas Tech University Report

Request Information

South Dakota State University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer information systems schools. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at South Dakota State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,370. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State is $89,628. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from South Dakota State carry an average student debtload of $28,504. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

Full Computer Information Systems at South Dakota State University Report

Request Information

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Located in the midsize suburb of Utica, SUNY Poly is a public school with a small student population.

At SUNY Poly, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $23,848 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Poly is $101,592. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, CIS graduates from SUNY Poly take out $17,216 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

Full Computer Information Systems at SUNY Polytechnic Institute Report

Request Information

Our rankings recognize University of Central Florida as the #12 school in this year's rankings. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orlando. In addition to its great value ranking, UCF is in the top 15% of all schools on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list.

The average student at UCF graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $27,064 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UCF be around $120,976. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at UCF take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,756. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at University of Central Florida

Request Information
#13

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Searcy.

It takes the average student at Harding about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,917. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Harding is $90,989. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from Harding carry an average student debtload of $24,389. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $284, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information
#14

University of Houston

Houston, TX

University of Houston comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, U of H also is in the top 20% of our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of H to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,217. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of H is about $116,503. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at U of H take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,595. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at University of Houston

Request Information

Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer information systems schools. Located in the town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

At BYU - I, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $6,396. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from BYU - I is about $31,724. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at BYU - I take out while working on their bachelor's is $15,501. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $147.

Read More…

Request Information

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville earned the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUE is a large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville.

The average student at SIUE graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $17,498. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SIUE be around $79,091. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

On average, CIS graduates from SIUE take out $20,803 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

Full Computer Information Systems at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Report

Request Information

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania comes in at #17 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Slippery Rock, SRU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at SRU about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $21,713. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SRU is about $93,149. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at SRU accumulate an average of around $24,740 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

Full Computer Information Systems at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Report

Request Information

Northwest Missouri State University comes in at #18 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Northwest about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,341. This means that the average student pays around $78,034 to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwest. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Northwest accumulate an average of around $19,629 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

Full Computer Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University Report

Request Information
#19

The College at Brockport

Brockport, NY

The #19 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College at Brockport. SUNY Brockport is a moderately-sized public school located in the fringe town of Brockport.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Brockport is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,959. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport is $107,074. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

CIS majors at SUNY Brockport take out an average of $19,886 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $205.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at The College at Brockport

Request Information

Our rankings recognize University of South Alabama as the #20 school in this year's rankings. USA is a large public school located in the city of Mobile.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at USA to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,523. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USA is about $99,867. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at USA take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,262. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $265.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at University of South Alabama

Request Information

California University of Pennsylvania landed the #21 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer information systems schools. Located in the small suburb of California, Cal U is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Cal U to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,767. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal U is about $101,485. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, CIS graduates from Cal U take out $29,485 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $301, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read full report on Computer Information Systems at California University of Pennsylvania

Request Information
#22

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University landed the #22 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value computer information systems schools. Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our value rankings, SUNY Stony Brook also did well on our Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems list. It's in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

At SUNY Stony Brook, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,701. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook is $132,321. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

CIS majors at SUNY Stony Brook take out an average of $20,684 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information
#23

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University earned the #23 spot in our 2021 rankings. Dakota State is a small public school located in the distant town of Madison.

It takes the average student at Dakota State about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,631 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Dakota State is $95,315. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, CIS graduates from Dakota State take out $22,428 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $250, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Read More…

Request Information

Florida International University comes in at #24 in this year's ranking. FIU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Miami.

The average student at FIU graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,777. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from FIU is $124,513. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at FIU take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,720. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

Full Computer Information Systems at Florida International University Report

Request Information
#25

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University comes in at #25 in this year's ranking. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

At Ferris, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $15,909. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Ferris is $73,022. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, CIS graduates from Ferris take out $19,684 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

Read More…

Request Information

#30

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY
#33

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
#35

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
40 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI
41 University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Whitewater, WI
42 Simpson College Indianola, IA
43 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
44 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
45 Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
46 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, NY
47 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
48 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
49 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
50 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
51 University at Albany Albany, NY
52 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

Computer Information Systems by Region

View the Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems for a specific region near you.

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

One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Computer Information Systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to CIS

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 31,737
Information Science 9,118
Information Technology 7,229
Computer Software & Applications 3,499
Computer Programming 1,560

View All CIS Related Majors >

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You