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2020 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in South Carolina

Computer Information Systems is a popular major and South Carolina is the 32nd most popular state for students studying this major. 663 of the 74,454 Computer Information Systems degrees awarded last year were given by schools in South Carolina. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in South Carolina ranking analyzed 9 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in computer information systems. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for Computer Information Systems students in South Carolina.

Choosing a Great Computer Information Systems School

Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems in South Carolina 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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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.

Graduates Earn More After College

A computer information systems degree from schools on this list typically results in above average earnings following graduation. A computer information systems bachelors degree from a college in South Carolina helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $52,283 a couple years later.

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 South Carolina.

Best Schools to Study Computer Information Systems in South Carolina

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Best CIS Colleges in South Carolina

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Any student pursuing a degree in computer information systems has to look into Clemson University. Clemson is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

Clemson University computer information systems graduates make $11,900 more than the average CIS student.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia is among your top options if you want to study computer information systems. Located in the midsize city Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates from the computer information systems degree program at University of South Carolina - Columbia get $8,700 more than the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Any student pursuing a degree in computer information systems has to look into Citadel Military College of South Carolina. The Citadel is a small public school located in the medium-sized city of Charleston.More…

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

College of Charleston is a wonderful option for students interested in a Computer Information Systems major. C of C is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Charleston.

Graduates from the computer information systems major at College of Charleston get $9,200 more than the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Rock Hill.More…

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Located in the city Conway, Coastal Carolina University is a public school with a fairly large student population.More…

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Located in the midsize suburb Spartanburg, USCU is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Soon after graduation, CIS students typically earn an average of $42,100 at the beginning of their careers.

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Located in the distant town Orangeburg, South Carolina State University is a public school with a small student population.

Students who graduate from the CIS program make about $31,100 in their early career salary.

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Lander University

Greenwood, SC

Lander University is a small public school located in the distant town of Greenwood.More…

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Best Computer Information Systems Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 3,078
Florida 291 4,931
Virginia 289 3,315
North Carolina 286 3,512
Tennessee 266 826
Kentucky 257 3,927
Louisiana 254 113
Alabama 250 1,501
Arkansas 249 1,210
Mississippi 239 235
West Virginia 222 472

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 44,313
Information Technology 30,179
Information Science 17,384
Computer Systems Networking 13,791
Computer Software & Applications 11,900

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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.

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