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Basic Certificates in Management Information Systems

754 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in MIS is offered at 81 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.2% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2019-2020, 754 earned their basic certificate in MIS. This makes it the 14th most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for MIS students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in MIS. About 66.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 501
Women 253

The racial-ethnic distribution of MIS basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 69
Hispanic or Latino 76
White 490
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

There are 81 colleges that offer a basic certificate in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

MIS Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 548
Other Information Systems & Services 189
Information Resources Management 17

Below are some popular majors that are similar to MIS that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 38,749
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125


*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.

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