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Graduate Certificates in Management Information Systems

338 Yearly Graduations
$66,600 Median Salary
$38,257 Median Debt
There are 83 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in MIS. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.8% of MIS graduates were international students.

Education Levels of MIS Majors

In 2018-2019, 338 earned their graduate certificate in MIS. This earns it the #8 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 9,797
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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in MIS is $66,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $66,600 and the high is $66,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in MIS is $38,257. 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, $38,257 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $38,257.

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The median monthly payment of a MIS graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $446.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in MIS. About 60.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 204
Women 134
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in MIS

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 43
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 167
International Students 40
Other Races/Ethnicities 46
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MIS Graduate Certificate Students

There are 83 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in MIS. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

44 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for MIS students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 94,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 41% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
42 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from UofSC. About 26% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
38 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Oregon University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,505 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,028 per year.

The MIS program at Southern Oregon University awarded 38 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from U of U. Of these students, 42% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

22 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Each year, around 23,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

The MIS program at Missouri State University - Springfield awarded 22 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 32% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Louisiana Tech University. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Louisiana Tech. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#7

Colorado State University - Global Campus

Greenwood Village, Colorado
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Colorado State University - Global Campus. Each year, around 12,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Colorado State University - Global Campus. About 60% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Roughly 58,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The MIS program at University of Maryland Global Campus awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from UofM. Of these students, 43% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Boston comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Each year, around 15,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from UMass Boston. About 55% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for MIS majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Minot State University. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,088 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,049 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from MSU. About 18% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Each year, around 7,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,031 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,082 per year.

The MIS program at Metropolitan State University awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from GWU. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#13

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Georgia comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,898 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at UNG. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#13

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from University of Arizona. About 100% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
5 Yearly Graduations

Weber State University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,476 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in MIS from WSU.

#16

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Roughly 33,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Colorado State. About 20% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in MIS. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Webster. About 20% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Wayne State University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at Wayne State. About 25% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in MIS. Roughly 28,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to MIS majors at University of Oklahoma.

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Information Systems 250
Knowledge Management 43
Information Resources Management 37
Other Information Systems & Services 8

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631

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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