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Computer Information Systems Program Ranked 8th in the Nation by Accredited Schools Online

April 20, 2017


The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program in the Ferris State University College of Business has been ranked the 8th program in the nation, with a 97.12 out of 100 ranking score by Accredited Online Schools.

Accredited Online Schools is the source for comprehensive accreditation resources for anyone in the process of selecting a college. Accredited schools are recognized by employers, other schools, and the federal government.

To be considered for this ranking, schools were required to meet the following criteria:

  • Accredited at the institutional level
  • Private nonprofit or public school
  • Minimum of one bachelor’s or master’s degree in subject area for four-year schools
  • Minimum of one associate degree or certificate program in subject area for two-year schools.

These factors were assembled for each school and rated using a peer-based-value (PBV) calculation. PBV compares the cost of a program to the cost of other programs with the same (or similar) qualitative score and cost. PBV denotes the overall value or “bang for your buck” of a college or degree program.

For more information about the CIS program at Ferris, contact CIS Assistant Professor Hira Herrington.  

The full list of the top 2017 Information Technology Programs in the nation can be found at Accredited Online Schools.



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