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Associate Degrees in Management Information Systems

860 Yearly Graduations
$39,100 Median Salary
$22,223 Median Debt
There are 119 schools in the United States where you can get your associate degree in MIS. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.4% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 860 students earned their associate degree in MIS. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular associate degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in MIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,498
Master’s Degree 2,668
Associate Degree 860
Basic Certificate 754
Graduate Certificate 297
Undergraduate Certificate 76
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of MIS Majors With Associate Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate degree in MIS is $39,100. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $34,750 to a high of $39,100.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate degree in MIS is $22,223. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $22,223 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,223.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $231.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate degrees in MIS. About 70.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 604
Women 256

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 160
Hispanic or Latino 82
White 432
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 90

There are 119 colleges that offer an associate degree in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 824
Knowledge Management 21
Information Resources Management 9
Other Information Systems & Services 6

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 60,445
Business & Commerce 17,132
Accounting 11,615
Business Support & Assistance 3,542
Hospitality Management 2,636


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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