This list of the top schools to earn an information systems graduate degree consists of seventeen schools that received an average student rating of 3.74 or higher across areas such as student financial services, networking opportunities, and student diversity. Each school offers a high caliber education, with seven of the schools being affordable options with annual tuition rates below $15,000 per year.
Western Governors University took the number one spot on our list, and, with an annual tuition of $6,790, it provides students with a particularly low-cost option. WGU ranked highly in every category, and earned an exceptional 4.85 out of 5 in quality of instruction. Many students praised the accessibility and helpfulness of their mentors. As one student said, "my mentor was wonderful and always answered all questions in 24 hours or less." According to another student, "[The faculty and staff] work very hard to ensure that the programs they provide meet the needs of the individual." Syracuse University provides another quality option for students seeking an information systems degree. One student noted that the program "gives you a solid foundation knowledge on how to develop and use available applications." Others referenced the networking opportunities as being particularly exceptional at this school.
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.