Computer Information Systems

2022 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

704 Colleges in the United States
81,384 CIS Degrees Awarded
$51,664 Avg Early-Career Salary
Computer Information Systems is of the hottest degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #10 most popular major in the country. This means there are lots of options to choose from when you decide to get your degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 704 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for computer information systems students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 81,384 degrees in computer information systems during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Computer Information Systems School

Best Computer Information Systems Schools The CIS program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Computer Information Systems rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for computer information systems schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Computer Information Systems Rankings by Degree Level

The CIS school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Computer Information Systems Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Computer Information Systems in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of CIS degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in CIS

#1

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
160 CIS Degrees Awarded

Yale University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in computer information systems. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 160 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Information Systems degree recipients from Yale University get an earnings boost of around $68,636 above the average income of computer information systems graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
930 CIS Degrees Awarded

Every student pursuing a degree in computer information systems needs to look into University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. U-M is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. This university ranks 1st out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were approximately 930 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer information systems degree program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor get $35,236 above the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#3

Rice University

Houston, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In TX
234 CIS Degrees Awarded

Rice University is a good option for students interested in a degree in computer information systems. Rice is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Houston. This university ranks 1st out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 234 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent data year.

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#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA
85 CIS Degrees Awarded

Harvard University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in computer information systems. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 85 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
417 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were about 417 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available. Computer Information Systems degree recipients from University of Pennsylvania get an earnings boost of about $67,736 above the average earnings of computer information systems graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In MA

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were approximately 19 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
65 CIS Degrees Awarded

Swarthmore is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Swarthmore. This college ranks 3rd out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 65 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Swarthmore in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer information systems program at Swarthmore College make $35,036 more than the typical college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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#8

Brown University

Providence, RI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In RI

Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #24 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were about 21 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#9

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
390 CIS Degrees Awarded

Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were roughly 390 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer information systems students who get their degree from Johns Hopkins University receive $52,636 more than the standard CIS student.

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#10

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
128 CIS Degrees Awarded

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 Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were approximately 128 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer information systems program at University of Notre Dame earn $28,336 more than the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#11

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
47 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 9th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 47 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Wellesley in the most recent year we have data available. Those computer information systems students who get their degree from Wellesley College receive $36,936 more than the standard CIS grad.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In CA
392 CIS Degrees Awarded

UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Berkeley. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 392 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year.

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#13

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
781 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #20 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 781 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Computer Information Systems degree recipients from Carnegie Mellon University get an earnings boost of approximately $56,336 above the average earnings of computer information systems majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2,353 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 1st out of 80 schools for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were approximately 2353 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer information systems major at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus earn $45,786 above the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#15

Barnard College

New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34th Most Popular In NY
33 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of New York, Barnard is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 4th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 33 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Barnard in the most recent data year.

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#16

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
318 CIS Degrees Awarded

Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 318 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Computer Information Systems degree recipients from Cornell University earn a boost of around $27,936 above the average income of computer information systems graduates.

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#17

Duke University

Durham, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
71st Most Popular In NC

Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA
261 CIS Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. This university ranks 1st out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 261 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
562 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 136 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 562 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
349 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 349 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the computer information systems program at Columbia University in the City of New York get $46,036 above the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#21

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
394 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 3rd out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 394 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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#22

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
37th Most Popular In IL

Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 18 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#23

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
47th Most Popular In NY

Hamilton is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized suburb of Clinton. This college ranks 5th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 18 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Hamilton in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
923 CIS Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 923 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#25

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
633 CIS Degrees Awarded

Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. This university ranks 10th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 633 computer information systems students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the computer information systems program at Northeastern University make $34,136 more than the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Computer Information Systems Schools

#25

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#26

New York University

New York, NY
#29

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
#30

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

#32

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#33

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
#34

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#35

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#36

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN
#37

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
#40

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

#41

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

#42

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#44

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
#45

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
#46

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
#47

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
#48

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
#49

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

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Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Computer Information Systems Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 704 different United States computer information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
51 Clemson University Clemson, SC
52 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
53 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
54 Emory University Atlanta, GA
55 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
56 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
57 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
58 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
59 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
60 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
61 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
62 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
63 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
64 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
65 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
66 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
67 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
68 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
69 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
70 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
71 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
72 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
73 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
74 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
75 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
76 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
77 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
78 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
79 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
80 Iowa State University Ames, IA
81 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
82 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
83 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
84 George Washington University Washington, DC
85 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
86 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
87 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
88 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
89 Siena College Loudonville, NY
90 Boston University Boston, MA
91 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
92 St Mary’s College of Maryland St. Mary’s City, MD
93 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
94 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
95 University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
96 University of Houston Houston, TX
97 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
98 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
99 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
100 Auburn University Auburn, AL
101 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
102 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
103 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
104 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
104 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Computer Information Systems students that almost earned our Best Computer Information Systems Schools award.

Rank College Location
106 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
107 Drake University Des Moines, IA
108 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
109 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
110 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
111 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
112 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
113 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
114 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
115 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
116 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
117 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
118 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
119 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
120 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
121 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
122 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
123 Simmons University Boston, MA
124 Berea College Berea, KY
125 Towson University Towson, MD
126 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
127 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
128 Hope College Holland, MI
129 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, SD
130 Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
131 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
132 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
133 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
134 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
135 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
136 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
137 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
138 Chapman University Orange, CA
139 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
140 University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI

Computer Information Systems by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
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One of 10 majors within the Computer & Information Sciences area of study, Computer Information Systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

CIS Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Computer & Information Sciences 48,796
Information Technology 28,174
Informatics 2,431
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,561
Artificial Intelligence 390
Human-Centered Technology Design 32

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Science 53,722
Information Technology 38,958
Information Science 18,368
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180
Computer Programming 10,756
Data Processing 2,320
Computer Systems Analysis 2,269
Other Computer & Information Sciences 1,326
Data Entry 648

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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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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