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2022 Best Colleges for Informatics

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1,308

Graduates Per Year

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$77K

Average Salary

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#184

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,308

79% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

33

83% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

183

Pastoral Counseling

1,323

184

Informatics

1,308

185

Natural Resources Management and Policy

1,307

Cost

Median Cost

$28,800

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

229

Communication Sciences and Disorders

$28,815

230

Informatics

$28,800

231

English Teacher Education

$28,710

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TOP

50

Salary

Very High Salary

$60,523

57% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

31

Information Technology

$60,523

32

Informatics

$60,523

33

Medical Informatics

$60,483

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

112

Systems Science and Theory

113

Informatics

114

Natural Resources Management and Policy

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

13.41% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

103

Cinematography

104

Informatics

105

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SUMMARY

A degree in Informatics is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a needed first step for pupils trying to enter a career as a health informatics specialist, a chief medical information officer, or an ehr implementation manager. In fact, informatics is an uncommon major coming in at the 184th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 1,308 informatics diplomas received. In-state tuition for informatics at private schools is, on average, 3.5 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With just 33 institutions having programs for informatics you might have a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other informatics undergrads, consider looking at colleges in Indiana which have the most undergraduates admitted to informatics annually. More generally, the top region to pursue informatics is in the Great Lakes region with Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Trine University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study informatics is the Big Ten Conference with Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Iowa, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best school for informatics is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There can be lots more perspectives to weigh when deciding on institution. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely sway one's choice of which school to attend. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which informatics university is home to the best campus, the answer is Arizona State University-Tempe. If you are mostly interested in which school boasts the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for informatics is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top choices. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If price is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to college, you might be cautious about University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is the most expensive school for informatics, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive universities that could put the expense at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor into perspective. You could also be interested to know that informatics is the 230th most expensive major in America, with an average cost of $28,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for informatics on our list is Michigan with tuition and fees at the primary college, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, of $52,669. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the country for informatics is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with University of California-Irvine with a cost of $41,196, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus with a cost of $37,071.

Our cheapest region for informatics is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Idaho State University with a cost of $22,224. On the bright side, the most affordable college for informatics is University of Wisconsin-Stout. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $10,000 for a degree in informatics. That price swells by a lot to a median of $29,000 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our pick for the school constituting the best value for informatics: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list for the schools we believe to be the best value in general. With that said, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for informatics majors range widely, but within two years finishing the degree students will often earn around $77,200. While there is a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $118,500. Right out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the informatics field make $50,100, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for informatics studied at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of informatics ranks decent, coming within the 74th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for informatics is Liberty University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Informatics major only is in the 96th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 74th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share, 52%, of students studying informatics. Additionally, 73% of scholars pursuing an informatics degree are men.

The median ranking for informatics professors is 4.2 stars, a score which is 5% above the average across all majors; this is a good ranking. If you want to find the most popular informatics instructor nationally, look no further than Hal Assael from University of La Verne. It might be a shock, but the highest ranked instructors of informatics according to students are found at University of California-Irvine. As we incorporate information beyond basic rankings we find that the university possessing comprehensively the best professors for informatics is University of California-Irvine. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for informatics is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we do hope you believe that approaching university from context primarily shaped by superlatives might create problems. We encourage you to read our other pages on different topics and read a couple of our helpful background articles on useful details to look for as you progress with your school search.

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Indiana University-Bloomington

#1 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-Bloomington is a very large public university located in Bloomington, IN ranked 280th in the US. It has a total of 34,843 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.91% acceptance rate. Indiana University-Bloomington offers 336 different majors and is best known for its Business, Public Administration, and Informatics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,575 for students from Indiana and $35,140 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Bloomington is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.07% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home around $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Bloomington, IN

www.indiana.edu/

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

46,423

Students

#280

Ranking

$35,140

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#3 Best Colleges for Informatics

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#4 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

A

Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

SUNY at Albany

#5 Best Colleges for Informatics

SUNY at Albany is a large public university located in Albany, NY ranked 43rd in New York. It has a total of 15,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about 5/9 of applicants. SUNY at Albany offers 248 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Human Biology, and Informatics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, SUNY at Albany is somewhat moderately expensive. 63.7% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $51,500 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Albany, NY

www.albany.edu

A-

Rating

54%

Acceptance

20,325

Students

#311

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#6 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

University of Iowa

#7 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of Iowa is a very large public university located in Iowa City, IA ranked 4th in Iowa. It has a total of 26,596 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.55% of applicants. University of Iowa offers 430 different majors and is best known for its Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Organizational Leadership, and Informatics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,073 for students from Iowa and $30,036 for those from out-of-state, University of Iowa is reasonably expensive. 65.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $51,900 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

Iowa City, IA

www.uiowa.edu

A-

Rating

83%

Acceptance

35,339

Students

#302

Ranking

$30,036

Tuition

Mercer University

#8 Best Colleges for Informatics

Mercer University is a mid-sized private college located in Macon, GA ranked 5th in Georgia. It has a total of 5,194 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.22% of applicants. Mercer University offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Middle School Education and Teaching, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,508 per year, Mercer University is rather expensive. 56.89% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,200 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Macon, GA

https://www.mercer.edu/

B+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

9,767

Students

#333

Ranking

$37,508

Tuition

Arizona State University-Tempe

#9 Best Colleges for Informatics

Arizona State University-Tempe is a very large public university located in Tempe, AZ ranked 1st in Arizona. It has a total of 46,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.47% of applicants. Arizona State University-Tempe offers 353 different majors and is best known for its Physical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,710 for in-state students and $28,800 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Tempe is reasonably pricey. 60.21% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,700 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

#313

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

#10 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is a very large public university located in Indianapolis, IN ranked 29th in Indiana. It has a total of 24,439 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.73% of applicants. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Labor Studies, Informatics, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,580 for in-state students and $29,589 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is somewhat moderately high-priced. 41.01% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $42,500 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Indianapolis, IN

www.iupui.edu

C+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

34,279

Students

#1225

Ranking

$29,589

Tuition

Trine University

#11 Best Colleges for Informatics

Trine University is a small private institution located in Angola, IN ranked 22nd in Indiana. It has a total of 4,574 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.57% of applicants. Trine University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Informatics program, which is ranked 11th in America. With an annual tuition of $32,330 per year, Trine University is somewhat moderately expensive. 53.75% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $43,300 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Angola, IN

www.trine.edu

C+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

4,718

Students

#972

Ranking

$32,330

Tuition

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

#12 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a large public university located in Lafayette, LA ranked 11th in Louisiana. It has a total of 16,560 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.91% acceptance rate. University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers 118 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Petroleum Engineering, and Industrial Production Technologies programs (nationally ranked 12th, 19th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,407 for students from Louisiana and $19,135 for those from out-of-state, University of Louisiana at Lafayette is moderately priced. 45.65% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home more or less $39,900 per year, which is 4% under the national median.

Lafayette, LA

www.louisiana.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

19,221

Students

#920

Ranking

$19,135

Tuition

Indiana University-Kokomo

#13 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-Kokomo is a small public college located in Kokomo, IN ranked 45th in Indiana. It has a total of 3,486 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.64% of applicants. Indiana University-Kokomo offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Health and Wellness, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 13th, 45th, and 49th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,895 for students from Indiana and $19,346 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Kokomo is moderately priced. 30.83% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $36,200 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Kokomo, IN

www.iuk.edu

C-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

3,786

Students

#2197

Ranking

$19,346

Tuition

Liberty University

#14 Best Colleges for Informatics

Liberty University is a very large private institution located in Lynchburg, VA ranked 32nd in Virginia. It has a total of 60,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.06% of applicants. Liberty University offers 229 different majors and is best known for its Music Pedagogy, Religious Music, and Music History, Literature, and Theory programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,361 per year, Liberty University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 29.77% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $36,700 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Lynchburg, VA

www.liberty.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

111,084

Students

#1009

Ranking

$21,361

Tuition

Indiana University-Southeast

#15 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-Southeast is a small public institution located in New Albany, IN ranked 39th in Indiana. It has a total of 5,633 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting practically five in six applicants. Indiana University-Southeast offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Social Studies Teacher Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 15th, 43rd, and 47th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,895 for students from Indiana and $19,346 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-Southeast is reasonably priced. 31.03% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $37,900 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

New Albany, IN

https://ius.edu/

C-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

6,373

Students

#1911

Ranking

$19,346

Tuition

Idaho State University

#16 Best Colleges for Informatics

Idaho State University is a large public university located in Pocatello, ID ranked 7th in Idaho. It has a total of 12,619 full-time undergraduate students. Idaho State University offers 380 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Nuclear Engineering, and American Sign Language programs (nationally ranked 16th, 18th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,928 for students from Idaho and $22,224 for those from out-of-state, Idaho State University is somewhat moderately costly. 31.96% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in close to $35,700 per year, which is 14% less than the national median.

Pocatello, ID

www.isu.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

14,970

Students

#1648

Ranking

$22,224

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Stout

#17 Best Colleges for Informatics

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a mid-sized public college located in Menomonie, WI ranked 29th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 8,454 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 90.54% acceptance rate. University of Wisconsin-Stout offers 86 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Technology Teacher Education, and Manufacturing Engineering programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,014 for in-state students and $14,981 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Stout is moderately priced. 54.82% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home about $45,100 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Menomonie, WI

www.uwstout.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

10,113

Students

#1337

Ranking

$14,981

Tuition

Indiana University-East

#18 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-East is a small public institution located in Richmond, IN ranked 35th in Indiana. It has a total of 5,254 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 62.52% of applicants. Indiana University-East offers 40 different majors and is best known for its Informatics and Natural Sciences programs, which are respectively ranked 18th and 28th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $6,895 for in-state students and $19,346 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-East is moderately priced. 36.23% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home roughly $31,500 per year, which is 24% less than the national median.

Richmond, IN

www.iue.edu/

C

Rating

63%

Acceptance

5,755

Students

#1823

Ranking

$19,346

Tuition

Indiana University-South Bend

#19 Best Colleges for Informatics

Indiana University-South Bend is a mid-sized public institution located in South Bend, IN ranked 44th in Indiana. It has a total of 5,514 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.7% of applicants. Indiana University-South Bend offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Informatics program, which is ranked 19th in America. With an annual tuition of $6,895 for students from Indiana and $19,346 for those from out-of-state, Indiana University-South Bend is reasonably priced. 28.76% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $34,900 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

South Bend, IN

https://iusb.edu/

C-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

6,168

Students

#2170

Ranking

$19,346

Tuition