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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in Colorado

979 Bachelor's Degrees
$55,125 Avg Salary
$30,058 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in ColoradoOut of the 186 majors we analyze each year, computer information systems was ranked 8th in Colorado. In fact, 979 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 36,674 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.7% were from a college or university in the state. 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 Highest Paid CIS list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates in Colorado ranking looked at 6 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.

How Much Do Computer Information Systems Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, computer information systems majors from schools in Colorado earn an average salary of $55,125 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 38% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

The national average salary for CIS bachelor's degree holders is $54,451. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Colorado.

Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools in Colorado  55,125
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110,200
Average Salary for CIS Graduates from Schools Nationwide  54,451
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110,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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110,200

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2021 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Grads in Colorado

The following colleges produce the highest paid CIS graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid CIS Graduates in Colorado

#1

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Denver, U of Denver is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State 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 $71,700.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at Colorado State take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,498. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $243, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Global Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer information systems school. Located in the city of Greenwood Village, Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public college with a fairly large student population. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $64,400.

On average, CIS graduates from Colorado State University - Global Campus take out $22,189 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 $227.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Regis U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver.

CIS majors at Regis U take out an average of $27,087 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. CU Anschutz is a very large public school located in the city of Denver. Students who receive their bachelor's in CIS from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $63,100.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at CU Anschutz take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,691. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $288, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population. CIS majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $54,300.

On average, CIS graduates from Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs take out $38,601 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $420, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado Christian University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. CCU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Lakewood.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at CCU accumulate an average of around $34,079 in student debt.

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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid computer information systems school. Colorado College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

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#5

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Our rankings recognize Colorado Mesa University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in CIS from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,800.

While working on their bachelor's, CIS majors at Colorado Mesa accumulate an average of around $24,497 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $234, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize National American University - Colorado Springs South as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, National American University - Colorado Springs South is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in CIS from the school is $38,900.

The average amount in student loans that CIS majors at National American University - Colorado Springs South take out while working on their bachelor's is $32,842. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $365, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 712
Idaho 167 165
Montana 131 1

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
Computer Science 701
Information Technology 135
Information Science 65
Computer Software & Applications 60
Computer Systems Analysis 18

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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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