Minnesota Information Systems Schools

Computer Information Systems Industry Outlook in Minnesota:

Technology industries throughout Minnesota have been growing faster each year over the past decade. Computer Information Systems in particular is expected to grow at 14 percent over the coming 6 years. Overall, the Information Systems sector is expected to grow much faster than the economy as a whole, in some cases up to three times the growth rate of the state’s employment average.

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Many of those expected to graduate with a four-year degree or higher, roughly 75 percent of today’s workforce, are expected to go into the following technology fields, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Internet Development
  • Homeland and Military Security
  • Aerospace
  • Transportation
  • Robotics
  • Communications
  • Gaming & Entertainment

A degree program in Minnesota generally involves the study and cultivation of skills involving both business and technology, including information security, information warfare, software testing, computer interaction as well as business concepts such as accounting, finance, law and management. Those interested in merging technology with the business needs of tomorrow are encouraged to find a school and program on this site that fits the criteria of their educational and career goals, as well as their schedule and budget.

Minnesota Computer Information Systems Salaries and Areas of Occupation:

Wages in Minnesota are on par with the national average for Computer Information Systems. However, Minnesotans enjoy a much lower average cost of living than many other states. In fact, many starting salaries in the Information Systems field are on par with the state’s average household income in 2008, at roughly $55,000 annually. According to a study by the University of Minnesota, Information Systems salaries increased from 4.5 percent to 5.3 percent from 2006-2007.

Many of the state’s recent Information Systems graduates have found employment with Minnesota’s top technology companies and traditional sector companies alike. A select list of employers of Minnesota recent, brightest Information Systems graduates is listed below:

  • 3M
  • Wells Fargo
  • General Mills
  • Brown Printing
  • Thomson
  • Securian
  • Federated Insurance

A table of Minnesota average salaries for the Information Systems sector is available below:

Position Monthly Annual
25th Percentile $7,700 $92,900
75th Percentile $11,000 $134,000
90th Percentile $13,800 $170,000
Median Salary $9,350 $112,200

Source: Salary.com 2009

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Minnesota:

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