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How will your information systems education stack up?

If you want to study information systems at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. There are 2,111 traditional information systems schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had information systems programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in information systems were earned by 49,696 students in the US. Of these students, 7,328 received certifications in information systems, 32,354 received an undergraduate degree in information systems, and 10,014 received a graduate-level degree in information systems.


Students can pursue education in information systems at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Information Systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems
  • Master's Degree in Information Systems
  • Doctoral Degree in Information Systems
  • Certificate in Information Systems

Information systems students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their information systems degree:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Human-Computer Interactions
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Information Ordering


On average in 2010, information systems schools in the US charged $26,181 in tuition per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following information systems schools:

  1. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920

The following information systems schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. James Madison University - located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, students paid $7,244

How will your information systems job compare?

The states with the largest populations of information systems professionals are:

  1. California - 38,380 Information Systems Professionals
  2. New York - 23,080 Information Systems Professionals
  3. Texas - 17,870 Information Systems Professionals

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for information systems professionals to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Utah - 30%
  2. Virginia - 27%
  3. Mississippi - 20%


Information systems professionals around the US earn $114,353 per year on average. However, factors such as your exact job description, shift differentials, and seniority can cause the salary for information systems professionals to vary greatly dependent on the exact information systems profession you pursue. Salaries for information systems professionals range from less than $32,190 per year to more than $166,380 per year. On average, information systems professionals earn the most in the following states:

  1. New York - $142,910 per year
  2. New Jersey - $142,860 per year
  3. California - $141,410 per year

On average, information systems professionals earn the least in the following states:

  1. Mississippi - $76,180 per year
  2. Wyoming - $81,420 per year
  3. North Dakota - $84,020 per year

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information systems?

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Computer and Information Systems Managers 288,660 $123,280 11.3%