Best Colleges for Information Science

9,118

Graduates Per Year

$62K

Average Salary

#54

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

9,118

48% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

289

51% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

53

Biochemistry

9,135

54

Information Science

9,118

55

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

9,050

Cost

Median Cost

$31,408

2% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

181

Organizational Behavior Studies

$31,474

182

Information Science

$31,408

183

Special Education and Teaching

$31,252

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TOP

50

Salary

Very High Salary

$62,286

61% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

25

Industrial Management

$62,674

26

Information Science

$62,286

27

Electrical Engineering Technologies

$61,476

Professors

Average

4.1/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

146

Teacher Education and Professional Development

147

Information Science

148

Culinary Arts

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

23.1% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

13

Architectural Technology

14

Information Science

15

Pharmacology and Toxicology

SUMMARY

Majoring in Information Science is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a critical first step for scholars endeavoring to pursue a career as a network architect, an information security analyst, or a technical writer. Interestingly, information science is fairly popular ranking as the 54th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 9,118 information science graduates. In-state tuition for information science at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more costly than their public equivalents.

There are 289 schools which offer information science. This number of colleges is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other information science undergraduates, look at universities in Maryland which have the most undergrads admitted to information science annually. less precisely, the top region to major in information science is in the Mid East region with University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Maryland-College Park, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study information science is the Big Ten Conference with University of Maryland-College Park, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our list on the best colleges, our selection for the best university for information science is Northwestern University.

The 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There are a bunch more factors to consider when selecting school. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could refashion your choice of where to go to school. At Authority, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which information science school has the top campus, the winner is Northeastern University. If you are mostly interested in which university boasts the best campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life and from that list, our selection of the university with the best student life for information science is University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Are you curious why? Continue reading to discover more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a significant influence in your choice of where you attend college, you might be cautious about George Washington University. George Washington University appears to be the most expensive university for information science, at least regarding out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag of George Washington University into perspective. You could also care to know that information science is the 182nd most expensive degree in the nation, with an average bill of $31,400. On a broader scale, the most costly state for information science in the nation is Iowa with tuition and fees at the main school, Luther College, of $43,500. Even more broadly, the most costly region for information science is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with California Lutheran University with a cost of $43,900, University of California-Riverside with a cost of $41,196, and George Fox University with a cost of $36,750.

Our cheapest region for information science is the Southwest region which is represented by Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a cost of $14,880, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a cost of $5,767, and Strayer University-Texas with a cost of $13,320. On the bright side, the most affordable university for information science is University of Maryland Global Campus. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $10,600 for a degree in information science. That price inflates by a lot to an average of $22,300 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the school constituting the best value for information science: Northwestern University. Here you can see our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for information science majors can cover a wide range, but two-years after finishing the degree students will regularly make around $62,200. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; top earners can make up to $102,200. Straight out of university, the lowest end opportunities within the information science field earn $37,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from information science attended Boston College and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of information science ranks near the very top, ranking within the 97th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for information science is University of Maryland Global Campus and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Information Science major only ranks within the 50th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 99th percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 42% of those majoring in information science. Additionally, 68% of students pursuing an information science major are men.

The median score of information science's professors is 4.1 stars, a score that is 2% greater than the average score across every major; this is a good ranking. If you are curious about the most popular information science instructor nationally, consider looking up Bryan Deehring from Anne Arundel Community College. This might be a shock, but the top ranked information science instructors from student rankings are found at California State University-Northridge. If we incorporate data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best professors for information science is Northwestern University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for information science is Northwestern University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we do hope you believe that considering the higher education world with a perspective only derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We hope you look at some of our other pages on different colleges and read a couple of Authority's background articles on beneficial things to think about as you progress with your college search.

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University of Maryland-Baltimore County

#1 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a large public university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 8th in Maryland. It has a total of 12,758 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 3/5 of applicants. University of Maryland-Baltimore County offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Information Science, Emergency Medical Technology, and Music Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,704 for in-state students and $24,338 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-Baltimore County is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.15% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home around $55,000 per year, which is 32% above the national median.

Baltimore, MD

umbc.edu

B+

Rating

61%

Acceptance

15,726

Students

#331

Ranking

$24,338

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Information Science

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#3 Best Colleges for Information Science

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

Syracuse University

#4 Best Colleges for Information Science

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Northwestern University

#5 Best Colleges for Information Science

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#6 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Boston College

#7 Best Colleges for Information Science

Boston College is a large private university located in Chestnut Hill, MA ranked 40th in the United States. It has a total of 10,369 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.22% of applicants. Boston College offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Operations Management and Supervision, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,780 per year, Boston College is extremely costly. 89.53% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $72,500 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

15,981

Students

#40

Ranking

$56,780

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#8 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#9 Best Colleges for Information Science

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

Northeastern University

#10 Best Colleges for Information Science

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York

#11 Best Colleges for Information Science

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York is a very small public university located in York, PA ranked 54th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,050 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, Information Science, and Business programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 44th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,484 for in-state students and $22,474 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York is somewhat moderately high-priced. 60.08% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $50,100 per year, which is 21% greater than the national median.

York, PA

york.psu.edu/

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

1,080

Students

#654

Ranking

$22,474

Tuition

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

#12 Best Colleges for Information Science

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 188th in the US. It has a total of 18,470 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 43.47% of applicants. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Accounting, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, and Sales and Merchandising programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,930 for in-state students and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is moderately priced. 63.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $57,200 per year, which is 38% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.baruch.cuny.edu

A

Rating

43%

Acceptance

22,091

Students

#188

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

George Washington University

#13 Best Colleges for Information Science

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is a very large public university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 157th in the US. It has a total of 20,856 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting virtually 5 in every 9 applicants. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 422 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Bioinformatics, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,628 for in-state students and $32,656 for those from out-of-state, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is reasonably high-priced. 67.18% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $53,900 per year, which is 30% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitt.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

31,667

Students

#157

Ranking

$32,656

Tuition

New Jersey Institute of Technology

#15 Best Colleges for Information Science

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a large public university located in Newark, NJ ranked 229th in America. It has a total of 9,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.81% acceptance rate. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,448 for students from New Jersey and $30,160 for those from out-of-state, New Jersey Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately high-priced. 64.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $68,500 per year, which is 65% greater than the national median.

Newark, NJ

www.njit.edu/

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

13,236

Students

#229

Ranking

$30,160

Tuition

Fordham University

#16 Best Colleges for Information Science

Fordham University is a large private university located in Bronx, NY ranked 108th in the nation. It has a total of 10,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.88% acceptance rate. Fordham University offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Digital Arts, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,980 per year, Fordham University is very pricey. 75.94% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $59,200 per year, which is 43% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.fordham.edu

A

Rating

46%

Acceptance

18,774

Students

#108

Ranking

$52,980

Tuition

University of Maryland Global Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Maryland Global Campus is a very large public college located in Adelphi, MD ranked 31st in Maryland. It has a total of 71,905 full-time undergraduate students. University of Maryland Global Campus offers 84 different majors and is best known for its Gerontology, Information Science, and Computer and Information Systems Security programs (nationally ranked 16th, 17th, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,200 for students from Maryland and $11,976 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland Global Campus is pretty inexpensive. 28.36% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $51,200 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Adelphi, MD

www.umgc.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

91,385

Students

#1917

Ranking

$11,976

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

#18 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a large public university located in Lowell, MA ranked 31st in Massachusetts. It has a total of 16,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.35% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers 188 different majors and is best known for its Information Science, Criminal Justice, and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programs (nationally ranked 18th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,078 for students from Massachusetts and $33,004 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Lowell is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.3% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $53,300 per year, which is 28% above the national median.

Lowell, MA

www.uml.edu

B+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

22,084

Students

#375

Ranking

$33,004

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny

#19 Best Colleges for Information Science

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny is a very small public university located in McKeesport, PA ranked 65th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 519 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny offers 22 different majors and is best known for its Information Science and Business programs, which are respectively ranked 19th and 29th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $12,718 for students from Pennsylvania and $21,310 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny is somewhat moderately expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $50,100 per year, which is 21% greater than the national median.

McKeesport, PA

greaterallegheny.psu.edu/

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

519

Students

#736

Ranking

$21,310

Tuition

University of Utah

#20 Best Colleges for Information Science

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington

#21 Best Colleges for Information Science

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington is a small public university located in Abington, PA ranked 51st in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 4,375 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Social Psychology, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Information Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 16th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,540 for students from Pennsylvania and $22,728 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make around $50,100 per year, which is 21% over the national median.

Abington, PA

abington.psu.edu/

B-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

4,379

Students

#636

Ranking

$22,728

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton

#22 Best Colleges for Information Science

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton is a very small public university located in Hazleton, PA ranked 57th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 760 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton offers 25 different majors and is best known for its Information Science program, which is ranked 22nd in the US. With an annual tuition of $13,484 for students from Pennsylvania and $22,474 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton is somewhat moderately expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to draw more or less $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

Hazleton, PA

hazleton.psu.edu/

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

760

Students

#685

Ranking

$22,474

Tuition

Drexel University

#23 Best Colleges for Information Science

Drexel University is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 174th in America. It has a total of 17,591 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.7% of applicants. Drexel University offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,146 per year, Drexel University is extremely high-priced. 56.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $68,800 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://drexel.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

28,249

Students

#174

Ranking

$52,146

Tuition

Stony Brook University

#24 Best Colleges for Information Science

Stony Brook University is a very large public university located in Stony Brook, NY ranked 151st in the US. It has a total of 20,506 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.15% of applicants. Stony Brook University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its Applied Mathematics, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, Stony Brook University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 67.59% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $57,600 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

30,458

Students

#151

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

James Madison University

#25 Best Colleges for Information Science

James Madison University is a very large public college located in Harrisonburg, VA ranked 281st in the nation. It has a total of 21,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.75% of applicants. James Madison University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Community Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,250 for students from Virginia and $23,564 for those from out-of-state, James Madison University is reasonably pricey. 78.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $56,600 per year, which is 36% over the national median.

Harrisonburg, VA

www.jmu.edu/

A-

Rating

77%

Acceptance

24,152

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