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Information Systems Schools

As a professor or instructor of information systems classes at one of the 2,090 accredited information systems schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The trends in the information systems academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes information systems training at the following levels:

  • Information Systems Certificate
  • Associates degree in Information Systems
  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems
  • Masters degree in Information Systems
  • PhD degree in Information Systems


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Information systems professionals

697,670 729,430 766,710 799,930 288,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 288,660 information systems professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of information systems professionals has shrunk by 59%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Information systems professionals

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Information systems professionals in the US earned a median salary of $115,780 per year in 2010. The median yearly salary for information systems professionals in the US was 81% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Information Systems

$85,670 $90,580 $93,855 $95,400 $115,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Information systems professionals' salaries have grown by 35% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Information Systems Student enrollment growth by degree

10,370 9,515 8,384 7,136 7,500
32,864 29,320 26,518 25,097 24,826
663 820 780 656 658
15,517 13,856 12,381 10,925 9,356
7,785 7,025 6,781 7,069 7,328
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Information Systems
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Information Systems
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Information Systems
  • Grey: Certificate in Information Systems

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for information systems professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 67,199 students graduated from information systems degree programs in the US. In 2010, 49,668 students graduated from information systems schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 26% decline in the number of information systems graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the decline in the number of students graduating from information systems courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Information Systems Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering information systems programs has decreased. In 2006 there were 1814 information systems schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 2090 schools.

Information Systems Faculty Salaries

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