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2022 Best Value Information Science Doctor's Degree Schools

Identifying Quality Schools at More Affordable Prices

24 Colleges
$29,994 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$58,848 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Information Science Doctor's Degree School for You

Information Science is the #38 most popular major in the country with 18,368 degrees and certificates awarded in 2019-2020.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Grad Degree Search has created the Best Value Information Science Doctor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 24 schools in the United States to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for IS students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

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 Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Value Information Science Doctor's Degree Colleges.

Top 10 Best Information Science Doctor's Degree Schools

#1

Dakota State University

Madison, SD
$11,809 Average Tuition & Fees

Our 2022 rankings named Dakota State University the best value school in the United States for information science students. Dakota State is a small public school located in the distant town of Madison.

Dakota State graduate students pay an average of $11,809 in tuition and fees each year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend The University of Texas at Austin. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UT Austin are $0 per year.

UT Austin also claimed a spot on our Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UIUC are $30,083 per year.

UIUC also claimed a spot on our Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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The excellent programs at University of California - Berkeley helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the United States. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UC Berkeley are $29,347 a year.

UC Berkeley excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list.

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The excellent programs at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the United States. Georgia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech graduate students pay an average of $31,334 in tuition and fees each year.

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

Full Information Science at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Report

$21,078 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Maryland - Baltimore County came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore.

UMBC graduate students pay an average of $21,078 in tuition and fees each year.

Read full report on Information Science at University of Maryland - Baltimore County

University of Maryland - College Park came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UMCP are $30,885 a year.

UMCP also claimed a spot on our Best Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Read full report on Information Science at University of Maryland - College Park

$30,294 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Washington - Seattle Campus ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

UW Seattle graduate students pay an average of $30,294 in tuition and fees each year.

Full Information Science at University of Washington - Seattle Campus Report

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for information science students. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a very large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UNC Chapel Hill are $30,248 a year.

Full Information Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Report

#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
$22,242 Average Tuition & Fees

Nova Southeastern University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Information Science Doctor’s Degree Schools list. NUS Florida is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fort Lauderdale.

NUS Florida graduate students pay an average of $22,242 in tuition and fees each year.

Full Information Science at Nova Southeastern University Report

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 81,384
Computer Science 53,722
Information Technology 38,958
Computer Systems Networking 14,814
Computer Software & Applications 13,180

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to The Opte Project.

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