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2022 Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

80 Colleges
$24,355 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$51,664 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Information Systems Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 81,384 people earned a degree or certificate in computer information systems, making the major the #16 most popular in the United States.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 80 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value doctor's degree programs for CIS students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. More specifically, we discount our quality score by the published tuition and fees charged by a school. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The value is determined by how much quality your dollar buys.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. Average in-state tuition and fees are used for our statewide rankings.

2022 Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the CIS doctor's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your educational dollar.

Top 15% Best Computer Information Systems Doctor's Degree Schools

$7,220 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez the best value school in the United States for computer information systems students. Located in the small city of Mayaguez, UPR Mayaguez is a public school with a large student population.

UPR Mayaguez graduate students pay an average of $7,220 in tuition and fees each year.

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#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
$0 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Capella University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Capella University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at Capella University are $0 a year.

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$16,374 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Nebraska at Omaha. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

UNOMAHA graduate students pay an average of $16,374 in tuition and fees each year.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means The University of Texas at Austin is a great value for computer information systems students. Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a fairly large student population.

UT Austin graduate students pay an average of $0 in tuition and fees each year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Austin also is in the top 10% of our Best Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Madison. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UW - Madison are $25,523 a year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UW - Madison also is in the top 10% of our Best Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking.

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$19,513 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #6 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer information systems programs. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lincoln.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UNL are $19,513 a year.

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#7

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
$17,530 Average Tuition & Fees

Texas Tech University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

Texas Tech graduate students pay an average of $17,530 in tuition and fees each year.

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#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

With a ranking of #8, Virginia Tech did quite well on this year’s best value schools for computer information systems students. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech graduate students pay an average of $30,547 in tuition and fees each year.

Virginia Tech also claimed a spot on our Best Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at University of Virginia are $32,394 a year.

University of Virginia excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our Best Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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#10

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
$25,558 Average Tuition & Fees

Northeastern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for computer information systems students. It came in at #10 on the list. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Northeastern are $25,558 per year.

Full Computer Information Systems at Northeastern University Report

#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best value computer information systems programs. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Cornell are $30,042 per year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Cornell also is in the top 5% of our Best Computer Information Systems Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Computer Information Systems Doctor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
14 Clemson University Clemson, SC
15 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
16 University of Houston Houston, TX

Computer Information Systems by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 9 majors within the area of study, computer information systems has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to CIS

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

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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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