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Basic Certificates in Management Information Systems

788 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
26% 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 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.2% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 788 basic certificates were awarded to MIS majors. 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 9,797
Master’s Degree 2,777
Associate’s Degree 950
Basic Certificate 788
Graduate Certificate 338
Undergraduate Certificate 54
Doctor’s Degree 43

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

The data on debt ranges for MIS majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in MIS. About 65.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 518
Women 270
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in MIS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 525
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 78
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MIS Basic Certificate Students

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

#1

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts
132 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western New England University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,056 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Western New England. Of these students, 31% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, Oregon
104 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Umpqua Community College. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The MIS program at Umpqua Community College awarded 104 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

82 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,214 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,792 per year.

The MIS program at Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College awarded 82 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 39% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Frederick Community College

Frederick, Maryland
61 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Frederick Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Frederick Community College. About 28% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
45 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Arizona University. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their basic certificate in MIS from NAU. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#6

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado
31 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Denver comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Roughly 8,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at CCD. Of these students, 16% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Seminole State College

Seminole, Oklahoma
31 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seminole State College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in MIS. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their basic certificate in MIS from Seminole State College. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#8

College of Central Florida

Ocala, Florida
29 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Central Florida comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The MIS program at College of Central Florida awarded 29 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
26 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Portland Community College. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The MIS program at Portland Community College awarded 26 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Waterbury, Connecticut
26 Yearly Graduations
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Naugatuck Valley Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in MIS. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in MIS. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,361 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,027 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in MIS from UW - Eau Claire. About 67% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at UMass Amherst. Of these students, 33% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

15 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Phillips County Community College. About 20% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women

University of Arkansas Rich Mountain comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The MIS program at University of Arkansas Rich Mountain awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Del Mar College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at DMC. Of these students, 21% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Treasure Valley Community College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Treasure Valley Community College. Of these students, 100% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Saint Cloud State University. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,394 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,460 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their basic certificate in MIS from St. Cloud State University.

#18

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Colorado State University - Global Campus. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Colorado State University - Global Campus. Of these students, 60% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Anne Arundel Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in MIS. Roughly 12,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at AACC. Of these students, 38% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,698 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Penn State New Kensington.

MIS Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 591
Other Information Systems & Services 176
Knowledge Management 13
Information Resources Management 8

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 34,964
Accounting 12,037
Business Support & Assistance 10,337
Entrepreneurial Studies 3,572
Finance & Financial Management 2,713

References

*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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