Best Information Systems Programs Comparison

General Comparison

Information system (IS) is the study of complementary networks of hardware and software that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create, and distribute data. Here we introduce best colleges in the field of information systems where Syracuse University is ranked top and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at information systems colleges comparison page.
Table. Best Information Systems College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 Syracuse University Syracuse, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 21,029
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan Public, Four or more years 43,426
3 Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 25,500
4 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public, Four or more years 28,769
4 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington Public, Four or more years 43,485
6 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Public, Four or more years 29,278
7 Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, New Jersey Public, Four or more years 40,434
8 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana Public, Four or more years 42,133
8 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois Public, Four or more years 44,520
10 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, Maryland Public, Four or more years 37,248

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Information Systems College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
Syracuse University No $ 70 51.3%
(48.0%/54.1%)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor No $ 65 36.6%
(34.0%/39.4%)
Drexel University No $ 75 74.9%
(76.1%/73.7%)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus No $ 45 57.9%
(57.3%/58.4%)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus No $ 60 58.4%
(55.5%/60.9%)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill No $ 80 33.0%
(34.9%/31.7%)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick No $ 65 60.9%
(58.6%/63.1%)
Indiana University-Bloomington No $ 55 74.4%
(73.7%/75.0%)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign No $ 50 63.3%
(63.0%/63.8%)
University of Maryland-College Park No $ 65 46.9%
(47.7%/45.5%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Information Systems colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Information Systems schools at Best Information Systems schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best Information Systems Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
Syracuse University $ 37,610$ 1,394$ 37,610$ 1,394 $ 29,976$ 1,080$ 29,976$ 1,080
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $ 13,625$ 194$ 40,302$ 194 $ 19,240$ 194$ 38,882$ 194
Drexel University $ 36,893$ 2,290$ 36,893$ 2,290 $ 28,215$ 270$ 28,215$ 270
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 15,730$ 860$ 25,420$ 860 $ 19,336$ 740$ 31,658$ 740
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $ 11,305$ 1,078$ 28,860$ 1,078 $ 13,280$ 1,078$ 25,690$ 1,078
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 5,823$ 1,870$ 26,575$ 1,870 $ 7,834$ 1,855$ 23,924$ 1,855
Rutgers University-New Brunswick $ 10,356$ 2,717$ 23,676$ 2,717 $ 15,024$ 1,915$ 24,600$ 1,915
Indiana University-Bloomington $ 8,750$ 1,283$ 30,200$ 1,283 $ 7,726$ 1,283$ 22,512$ 1,283
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $ 12,603$ 2,886$ 28,230$ 2,886 $ 13,726$ 2,886$ 26,274$ 2,886
University of Maryland-College Park $ 7,175$ 1,733$ 25,554$ 1,733 $ 9,918$ 1,413$ 21,384$ 1,413

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Information Systems school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best Information Systems schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the Information Systems colleges at best Information Systems school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Information Systems Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Syracuse University 2,37870%$ 25,371 2,03260%$ 8,583
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3,06949%$ 13,298 2,32437%$ 6,793
Drexel University 2,98098%$ 16,890 1,82260%$ 10,896
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 1,85650%$ 10,940 2,16258%$ 9,001
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2,03136%$ 14,178 1,79732%$ 5,527
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1,88847%$ 12,583 1,26031%$ 5,712
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 3,33755%$ 11,392 3,65660%$ 8,042
Indiana University-Bloomington 3,78351%$ 10,950 2,86639%$ 7,127
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3,32646%$ 11,411 3,26245%$ 6,622
University of Maryland-College Park 2,49262%$ 6,796 1,44836%$ 7,104

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Information Systemsschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Information Systems Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Syracuse University 21,02914,169629 4,6341,597
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 43,42627,046933 13,9201,527
Drexel University 25,50013,0722,804 4,9374,687
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 28,76917,2561,173 7,7062,634
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 43,48526,2283,247 10,9493,061
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 29,27817,562941 6,9363,839
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 40,43430,0381,555 5,2933,548
Indiana University-Bloomington 42,13330,9491,422 6,3143,448
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 44,52031,1181,163 9,5862,653
University of Maryland-College Park 37,24824,4862,052 7,7882,922

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Information Systems schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Information Systems Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Syracuse University 81.67%
(2,487 / 3,045)
78.37%
(1,065 / 1,359)
84.34%
(1,422 / 1,686)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 90.68%
(4,857 / 5,356)
89.03%
(2,361 / 2,652)
92.31%
(2,496 / 2,704)
Drexel University 65.34%
(1,474 / 2,256)
62.22%
(825 / 1,326)
69.78%
(649 / 930)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 78.98%
(2,676 / 3,388)
76.88%
(1,224 / 1,592)
80.85%
(1,452 / 1,796)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 80.81%
(4,270 / 5,284)
79.55%
(1,976 / 2,484)
81.93%
(2,294 / 2,800)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89.36%
(3,392 / 3,796)
87.70%
(1,333 / 1,520)
90.47%
(2,059 / 2,276)
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 79.31%
(4,166 / 5,253)
76.20%
(2,068 / 2,714)
82.63%
(2,098 / 2,539)
Indiana University-Bloomington 75.33%
(5,430 / 7,208)
73.75%
(2,458 / 3,333)
76.70%
(2,972 / 3,875)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 83.96%
(6,005 / 7,152)
81.70%
(2,969 / 3,634)
86.30%
(3,036 / 3,518)
University of Maryland-College Park 82.02%
(3,235 / 3,944)
79.00%
(1,618 / 2,048)
85.28%
(1,617 / 1,896)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
Syracuse University 6.7%6.7% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.3%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 8.3%
Drexel University 6.7%10.0% 10.0%9.1% 7.1%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 6.7%6.7% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 5.9%9.1% 8.3%7.7% 6.7%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7.1%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 7.1%7.1% 6.7%5.9% 7.1%
Indiana University-Bloomington 5.6%5.3% 5.3%5.3% 5.6%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 5.3%5.3% 5.3%5.0% 5.0%
University of Maryland-College Park 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%

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