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2021 Best Management Information Systems Schools

490 Colleges
$56,157 Avg Salary
$27,895 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Management Information Systems School for You

In 2018-2019, 14,747 people earned a degree or certificate in management information systems, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States.

Today's business students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Business Degree Central has created the Best Management Information Systems Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 490 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for business students.

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2021 Best Management Information Systems Schools in the United States

Check out the MIS programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools in MIS

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our 2021 rankings named University of Notre Dame the best school in the United States for management information systems students. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

MIS majors at Notre Dame take out an average of $19,000 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $197, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#3

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Bellevue University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at Bellevue University take out is $35,364. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $398, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The excellent programs at Georgetown University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best management information systems schools in the United States. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington.

After completing their degree, MIS graduates from Georgetown carry an average student debtload of $17,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $182.

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The excellent programs at The University of Texas at Austin helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best management information systems schools in the United States. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best management information systems programs. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign.

After completing their degree, MIS graduates from UIUC carry an average student debtload of $25,000. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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#7

New York University

New York, NY

New York University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

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#8

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

With a ranking of #8, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management information systems students. Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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George Washington University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison ranked #10 on this year’s Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Wisconsin is a very large public school located in the city of Madison.

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#11

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management information systems students. It came in at #11 on the list. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

While working on their degree, MIS majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $24,203 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $251, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#12

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best management information systems programs. Villanova is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Villanova.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at Villanova take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#13

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

University of Mary ranked #13 on this year’s Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the rural area of Bismarck, UMary is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#14

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. Located in the city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#15

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia ranked #15 on this year’s Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, MIS graduates from UGA take out $18,000 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $187.

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Rasmussen College - Minnesota came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. Located in the city of St. Cloud, Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, MIS graduates from Rasmussen College - Minnesota take out $22,223 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $231, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

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#18

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

With a ranking of #18, Syracuse University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management information systems students. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

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#19

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

Binghamton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management information systems students. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Vestal, Binghamton University is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, MIS majors at Binghamton University accumulate an average of around $18,500 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $192.

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With a ranking of #20, Washington State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for management information systems students. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Pullman.

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#21

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management information systems students. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Des Moines, Drake is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Rasmussen College - Florida ranked #22 on this year’s Best Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the small city of Ocala, Rasmussen College - Florida is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at Rasmussen College - Florida take out is $22,223. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $231, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#23

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Management Information Systems Schools ranking. Located in the town of Indianola, Simpson College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#24

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for management information systems students. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #25, University of South Carolina - Columbia did quite well on this year’s best schools for management information systems students. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Carolina is a public college with a very large student population.

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Rest of the Top Best Management Information Systems Schools

#28

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
#30

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI
#31

Baylor University

Waco, TX
#34

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#35

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH
#39

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN
#43

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA
#44

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#45

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN
#47

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
#48

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN
#49

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Additional Award Winners

This section represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Management Information Systems Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 490 different United States management information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
52 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
53 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
54 Western New England University Springfield, MA
55 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
56 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
57 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
58 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
59 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
60 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Management Information Systems Schools award.

Rank College Location
61 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
62 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
63 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
64 University of Houston Houston, TX
65 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
66 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
66 Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington New Kensington, PA
68 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
69 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
70 Brandman University Irvine, CA
71 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
72 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
73 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
74 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
75 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
76 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
77 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
78 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
79 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
80 Illinois State University Normal, IL
81 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ

Management Information Systems by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Management Information Systems is one of 21 different types of business programs to choose from.

MIS Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Management Information Systems 12,836
Information Resources Management 1,090
Other Management Information Systems and Services 510
Knowledge Management 311

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
General Business/Commerce 58,451
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Dzonatas.

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