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Basic Certificates in Management Information Systems

751 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.5% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2020-2021, 751 earned their basic certificate in MIS. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in MIS at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,324
Master’s Degree 2,381
Associate Degree 771
Basic Certificate 751
Graduate Certificate 330
Undergraduate Certificate 68
Doctor’s Degree 55

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 63.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 475
Women 276

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 64
White 521
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

MIS Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 428
Other Information Systems & Services 308
Information Resources Management 15

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 40,893
Accounting 13,126
Business Support & Assistance 11,065
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,576
Human Resource Management 3,373


*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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