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Top-Rated Database Administration Degree Programs in Washington, DC

Students interested in studying database administration in the Washington, DC, area have few schools to choose from. Read about one top school's programs and tuition info to help you decide if it's a good fit for you.

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There is one school within a 10-mile radius of Washington, DC, with programs in database administration. The following school is available to students in the area looking to pursue an educational program in database administration:

  • Winner: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is a 4-year public school within 10 miles of Washington, DC. This institution offers a graduate program with a database systems technology emphasis, as well as a graduate certificate in database systems technology.

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Category University of Maryland University College
Location Adelphi, MD
School Type 4-year, public
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $8,514 (in-state), $12,132 (out-of-state)*
Database Systems Technology Programs Offered Graduate Certificate, Master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 3%*
Noteworthy UMUC offers numerous scholarships for graduate students**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **UMUC website

University of Maryland University College

  • Students enrolled at UMUC have access to computer labs at a center in Largo, roughly 20 miles from DC
  • The database systems programs are conveniently available online
  • Courses in the database systems certificate feature a lab component

University of Maryland University College has roughly 200 locations throughout the world and about 100 programs that are delivered online. UMUC offers courses at more than 20 locations in the state of Maryland alone. Adelphi is the location of the institution's administrative headquarters and no courses are offered there. UMUC offers some database systems courses about six miles from Washington, DC, at the University of Maryland College Park campus.

UMUC offers a Master of Science in Information Technology with a database systems technology specialization that covers topics like data mining and relational database systems. This program also features a culminating course requirement in database administration. The graduate certificate includes a course on data warehouse technologies as part of its 15-credit coursework requirement.

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