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2021 Most Popular Online Information Science Schools

31 Colleges
$58,848 Avg Salary
$32,600 Avg Student Debt

Information Science is the #38 most popular major in the country with 7,072 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Grad Degree Search has created its Most Popular Online Information Science Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 31 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for IS majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Pennsylvania State University - World Campus to be the most popular school for information science students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#2

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Norwich University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Schools list. Norwich is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Northfield.

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#3

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Dakota State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Information Science Schools list. Dakota State is a small public school located in the town of Madison.

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The excellent online programs at University of Maryland Global Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best information science schools in the United States. UMGC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

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#5

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Out of the 31 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Wayne State University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Wayne State is a very large public school located in the city of Detroit.

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#5

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Out of the 31 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Johns Hopkins University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Baltimore.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best information science programs. UC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Information Science Schools list. NJIT is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Newark.

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#9

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

With a ranking of #9, Syracuse University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information science students. Located in the city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information science students. It came in at #10 on the list. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee.

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

One of 10 majors within the area of study, information science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 17,155
Computer Science 12,884
Information Technology 8,964
Computer Software & Applications 2,830
Computer Systems Analysis 772

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 31 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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