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2021 Most Popular Management Information Systems Schools

643 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 Most Popular Management Information Systems Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 643 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for business students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Management Information Systems program at each school on the list.

Check out the MIS programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our 2021 rankings named Western Governors University the most popular school in the United States for management information systems students. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Phoenix - Arizona is a great place for management information systems students. Located in the large city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Georgia. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Management Information Systems Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

MIS majors at UGA take out an average of $18,000 in student loans while working on their egree. 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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#4

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The excellent programs at University of Houston helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best management information systems schools in the United States. Located in the city of Houston, UH is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#5

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Arizona is a great place for management information systems students. Located in the city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public school with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at University of Arizona take out is $18,483. 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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Colorado State University - Global Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management information systems students. It came in at #6 on the list. Colorado State University - Global Campus is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greenwood Village.

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#7

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Management Information Systems Schools ranking. Webster is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

After completing their degree, MIS graduates from Webster carry an average student debt load of $44,992. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $524.

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The University of Texas at Austin landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Austin.

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#9

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. Located in the city of Norfolk, Old Dominion is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management information systems students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the town of Bowling Green, BGSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at BGSU take out is $25,677. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $299.

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#11

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Western New England University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management information systems students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Springfield, Western New England is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #12, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Champaign.

MIS majors at UIUC take out an average of $25,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $259.

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Northern Oklahoma College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for management information systems students. It came in at #13 on the list. Located in the town of Tonkawa, Northern Oklahoma College is a public college with a small student population.

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#14

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that MIS majors at Ashford University take out is $41,890. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $435, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. Located in the city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, MIS graduates from NAU take out $21,625 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $224, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #15, University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. Located in the medium-sized city of Birmingham, UAB is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, MIS graduates from UAB take out $34,274 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 $382.

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#17

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #17, Liberty University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Washington State University landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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With a ranking of #19, Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. OHIO Athens is a very large public school located in the distant town of Athens.

While working on their degree, MIS majors at OHIO Athens accumulate an average of around $24,351 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $253.

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#20

New York University

New York, NY

With a ranking of #20, New York University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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With a ranking of #21, Seminole State College of Florida did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. Seminole State is a large public school located in the small city of Sanford.

While working on their degree, MIS majors at Seminole State accumulate an average of around $18,680 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $194.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

After completing their degree, MIS graduates from USF Tampa carry an average student debt load of $20,500. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $213, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#21

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

With a ranking of #21, Florida State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. Located in the midsize city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, MIS graduates from Florida State take out $19,830 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#24

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular management information systems programs. UA is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tuscaloosa.

On average, MIS graduates from UA take out $25,290 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $262.

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With a ranking of #25, Florida Institute of Technology - Online did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for management information systems students. Located in the city of Melbourne, Florida Institute of Technology - Online is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#26

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
#27

Baylor University

Waco, TX
#28

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
#30

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR
#34

Goldey - Beacom College

Wilmington, DE
#34

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS
#41

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
#43

Universidad del Este

Carolina, PR
#48

Baruch College

New York, NY
#49

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Management Information Systems Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 643 different United States management information systems schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
52 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
53 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
54 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
54 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
56 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
56 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
56 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
59 Post University Waterbury, CT
59 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
61 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
62 University of Delaware Newark, DE
63 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
63 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
65 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
65 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
67 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
67 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
67 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
70 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
70 Park University Parkville, MO
72 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
73 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
73 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
75 Georgetown University Washington, DC
75 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
75 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
78 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
78 Columbia College Columbia, MO
80 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
80 National University La Jolla, CA
82 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
82 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
84 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
84 The University of Montana Missoula, MT
84 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
84 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
84 DePaul University Chicago, IL
84 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
90 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
90 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
90 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
90 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
94 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
95 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
95 Universidad Metropolitana San Juan, PR
95 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
95 Minot State University Minot, ND

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
99 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
99 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
99 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX
102 Weber State University Ogden, UT
102 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
102 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
102 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
106 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL
107 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
107 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
109 Howard University Washington, DC
110 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
110 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
112 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
113 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
113 Texas Southern University Houston, TX
113 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
116 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
116 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
116 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
119 DeVry College of New York New York, NY
120 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
120 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
120 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY
123 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
123 Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT
123 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
126 Seminole State College Seminole, OK
126 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
126 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
126 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA

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.

  • 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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