School and Ranking Information
The handful of schools with programs related to MIS in San Antonio include mostly 4-year non-profit schools, in addition to a single 4-year for-profit and lone 2-year for-profit school. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following is considered to be a top school in the area for an MIS education:
- Winner: University of Texas at San Antonio is the sole public 4-year institution in the city with academic offerings in the discipline. The university offers undergraduate and graduate MIS programs.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Rankings||Tied for #219 for undergraduate business programs nationally (2014)*|
|Location||San Antonio, TX|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,457 (in-state), $16,031 (out-of-state)**|
|MIS Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|MIS Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||63**|
|Most Popular MIS Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (61 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||30%**|
|Noteworthy||UTSA features a research center dedicated to information security***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas at San Antonio
- The information systems graduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- More than 100 different scholarships are given each year by the business college
- Students taking information systems courses are eligible to receive software at no charge
University of Texas at San Antonio had more than 1,400 faculty members for nearly 29,000 students as of 2013. The school's Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, found within the College of Business, offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems. In addition to a general education requirements and core business courses like macroeconomics and accounting, students explore information systems topics, like business telecommunications, database management, systems analysis and programming.
The department also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. The curriculum includes topics like cyber law, data mining and telecommunication systems, and students can take evening classes on a full-time or part-time basis. Another offering is the PhD in Business Administration with an information technology focus. Doctoral students complete software development seminars and complete extensive research in the field leading to a dissertation.