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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in New Jersey

1,493 Bachelor's Degrees
$56,842 Avg Salary
$24,127 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in New JerseyIn 2018-2019, computer information systems students earned 1,493 bachelor's degrees from a New Jersey school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that of the 36,674 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid CIS Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in New Jersey ranking, we looked at 11 colleges that offer a bachelor's in CIS.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Computer Information Systems Majors

After graduating, computer information systems majors that go to school in New Jersey go on to jobs making an average of $56,842 per year. This is 43% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a CIS degree is $54,451. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools in New Jersey  56,842
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Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools Nationwide  54,451
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113,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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113,600

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Grads in New Jersey

The highest paid CIS majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid CIS Graduates in New Jersey

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $70,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debtload of $20,941. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. NJIT is a large public school located in the city of Newark. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $62,500.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at NJIT accumulate an average of around $21,924 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer information systems school. Seton Hall is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of South Orange.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Monmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of West Long Branch.

CIS majors at Monmouth take out an average of $25,928 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 $280.

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Kean University

Union, NJ

Our rankings recognize Kean University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Union, Kean is a public college with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in CIS from the school is $43,800.

On average, CIS graduates from Kean take out $23,229 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $230, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer information systems school. Located in the suburb of Montclair, Montclair State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in CIS from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $49,200.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Montclair State take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,654. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $276, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Located in the suburb of Teaneck, FDU is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from FDU carry an average student debtload of $26,403. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The College of New Jersey. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $70,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from TCNJ carry an average student debtload of $22,241. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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Rutgers University - Newark comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Rutgers Newark is a large public school located in the large city of Newark. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $70,300.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Rutgers Newark accumulate an average of around $20,941 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Ramapo College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Mahwah.

After completing their bachelor's degree, CIS graduates from Ramapo College carry an average student debtload of $20,468.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Computer Information Systems Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 2,700
Pennsylvania 266 1,794
Maryland 197 1,049
Delaware 125 94
District of Columbia 125 158

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Information Science 527
Computer Science 255
Computer Programming 72
Computer Systems Networking 68
Computer Systems Analysis 29

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Notes and References

  • 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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