Many of the schools in or around San Diego, CA, that have computer security programs are for-profit institutions. Based on school type and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in San Diego for computer security studies:
- Winner: No other university in or near San Diego with computer security programs provides the small class sizes that Coleman University offers. Students can earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in network security. The university also has a master's degree program in information systems management that includes computer security coursework.
School Info Chart
|Distinction||The only Computer Training Institution in San Diego*|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $20,200**|
|Computer Security Programs Offered||Associate's, bachelor's and master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||51%**|
|Noteworthy||Pioneer of many new teaching techniques in computer education*|
Sources: *Coleman University; **NCES College Navigator
- 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Accelerated learning through inverted curriculum model
- Associate degree graduates have the option to pursue a dual bachelor's degree in network security and computer networks
Coleman University serves more than 800 students annually. It awards an associate's and a bachelor's degree in network security. Students can also take computer security courses in the Master of Science in Information Systems Management program.
In the Associate of Science in Network Security program, students will take introductory courses in network security and Linux, as well as routing and switching, CISCO networking and TCP/IP. The Bachelor of Science in Network Security program contains many of the same courses, addressing local area networks, installation and configuration of software and hardware, support technician responsibilities, network administration and programming models. Specific topics, including UNIX, Linux, repair and maintenance of PCs, Windows servers, data cabling and network design, provide the comprehensive framework of knowledge needed by those involved in planning for, maintaining and troubleshooting network security.
The Master of Science in Information Systems Management program teaches the management and problem-solving skills needed to take leadership of business, industry or government information systems. Courses offer training in both computers and business, including human resources, financial planning, technology development and database selection. Security is also a vital component of the curriculum, with class work in fundamental concepts of information security in theory and practice. Practical training is an option in this program, which can be completed in a little more than a year.