School and Ranking Information
The few schools available to students in Kansas City for networking are mostly for-profit schools, including both 4-year and 2-year types. Going by school type, programs offered and student services, the following is regarded as a top school in the area for networking programs:
- Winner: University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) is a nationally ranked public 4-year school with a variety of programs in and related to networking. This university offers undergraduate degrees with numerous networking elective options and graduate programs in networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Missouri at Kansas City|
|Rankings||Tied at #189 for National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Kansas City, MO|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,456 (in-state), $22,203 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking-Related Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||51%**|
|Noteworthy||There is a chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery at UMKC***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, UMKC website
University of Missouri at Kansas City
- UMKC's undergraduate computer science and IT programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
- The bachelor's IT program allows for students to gain practical experience via an internship
- The School of Computing and Engineering features a programming competition group for student engagement
- Assistantship opportunities for graduate students each semester through the computing and engineering school
University of Missouri at Kansas City has degree offerings from the bachelor's through doctorate levels between its more than 10 colleges and schools. Nearly 16,000 students were enrolled at UMKC as of the fall 2013 semester.
The School of Computing and Engineering offers a Bachelor of Information Technology that requires courses on programming and computer architecture, and some available electives look at network analysis and security. Similarly, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science also allows for students to incorporate various networking courses into the program. The Master of Science in Computer Science has an available track in networking and telecommunications with courses on network routing and wireless technologies. Students in this program can choose a thesis or non-thesis track. Those looking for a doctoral program may pursue the PhD in Telecommunications and Computer Networking.