School and Ranking Information
The few schools in Birmingham offering programs related to information systems include a large public university, a for-profit institute and a non-profit private college. Based on school type, program offerings and number of information systems degrees awarded, the following is regarded as a top area school for studying information systems:
- Winner: The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the only 4-year public school in the area offering programs related to information systems . The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Rankings||Tied at #149 among National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,206 (in-state), $16,398 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Systems Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Systems Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||45**|
|Most Popular Information Systems Degree Awarded in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (43)|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||54%**|
|Noteworthy||Student branch of the Association for Information Systems***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, *** University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
- The Collat School of Business offers scholarships to students regardless of program level
- UAB's business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- The graduate program in information systems can be completed entirely online
The University of Alabama at Birmingham enrolls more than 18,500 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18-to-1. This institution offers nearly 150 different academic programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Master of Science in Management Information Systems through its Collat School of Business.
The bachelor's program has required courses covering business programming and project management and allows for 9 credits of electives in the field. Students have the option of taking the program online. The master's program features concentration areas in information technology management, security and mobile development. Regardless of chosen emphasis, students complete a set of core courses that examine IT governance, project management, information security and business intelligence.