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Bachelor’s Degrees in Management Information Systems

9,498 Yearly Graduations
$53,450 Median Salary
$23,744 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in MIS is offered at 403 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.6% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2019-2020, 9,498 bachelor's degrees were awarded to MIS majors. This makes it the 10th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in MIS is $53,450. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $46,075 and the high is $58,200.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in MIS is $23,744. 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, $26,436 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,036.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $247.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in MIS. About 68.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,541
Women 2,957

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,026
Black or African American 920
Hispanic or Latino 1,195
White 5,055
International Students 625
Other Races/Ethnicities 677

There are 403 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 9,000
Information Resources Management 296
Other Information Systems & Services 140
Knowledge Management 62

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 169,868
Accounting 52,477
Finance & Financial Management 48,043
Marketing 45,007
Business & Commerce 24,866


*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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