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2021 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in Massachusetts

Computer Information Systems is a popular major and Massachusetts is the 13th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,744 of the 63,410 Computer Information Systems diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Massachusetts. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 6 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in computer information systems. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Computer Information Systems students in Massachusetts.

Choosing a Great Computer Information Systems School

Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in Massachusetts The CIS program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality CIS program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A computer information systems degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average earnings after graduation. Recent computer information systems graduates from Massachusetts schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $66,289 in 2017-2018.

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 Computer Information Systems students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other computer information systems students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized computer information systems related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Computer Information Systems students in Massachusetts.

Best Schools to Study Computer Information Systems in Massachusetts

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Computer Information Systems degree.

Best CIS Colleges in Massachusetts

Every student who is interested in computer information systems needs to take a look at Northeastern University. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

Northeastern University computer information systems students make $19,017 more than the average CIS grad.

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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

It is hard to beat Wellesley College if you wish to pursue computer information systems as a major. Located in the suburb Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Computer Information Systems graduates from Wellesley College receive an earnings boost of about $21,817 over the typical income of computer information systems graduates.

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Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University is among your top options if you want to study computer information systems. Located in the small city Waltham, Bentley is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, CIS students generally earn about $64,900 in the first five years of their career.

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It's hard to beat University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth if you wish to study computer information systems. Located in the midsize suburb North Dartmouth, UMass Dartmouth is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career earnings of $66,300.

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UMass Boston is a large public school located in the city of Boston.

Students who graduate from this degree report average early career wages of $50,900.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

Graduates of the CIS program earn an average of $44,200 for their early career.

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 228 535
New Hampshire 205 1,372
Maine 197 42
Rhode Island 191 123
Vermont 186 18

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 3,395
Information Science 897
Computer Software & Applications 859
Information Technology 316
Computer Systems Networking 163

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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 U.S. Army graphic. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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