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Information Science Schools in Massachusetts

915 IS students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Information Science is the 39th most popular major in the state out of a total 233 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Science Majors in Massachusetts

IS majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 430

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a IS major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of IS majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.4%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • White: 38.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 21.0%
  • Other Races: 13.9%
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Jobs for Information Science Grads in Massachusetts

56,280 people in the state and 1,240,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to IS.

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Wages for Information Science Jobs in Massachusetts

In this state, IS grads earn an average of $116,920. Nationwide, they make an average of $114,000.

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There are 7 colleges in Massachusetts that offer IS degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

370 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
32,718 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $30,259.

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#2

Harvard University

Cambridge
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
30,391 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 86%. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. 5 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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#3

Merrimack College

North Andover
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
5,418 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. 100% of students get financical aid.

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12 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
16,259 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

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9 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
22,905 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $31,093. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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1 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
6,263 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. 100% of students get financical aid. The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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1 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,310 Total Students

The 2.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 9%.

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Information Science Careers in MA

Some of the careers IS majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Computer and Information Research Scientists 23% $111,450
Computer Science Professors 11% $96,720
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11% $147,030
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Systems Software Developers 10% $115,580

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to IS.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Computer Science 966
Computer Information Systems 867
Computer Software Applications 361
Information Technology 117
Computer Systems Networking 54
Computer Programming 11

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