School and Ranking Information
Half of the schools that offer degrees related to database technology in the Baltimore area are 2-year colleges, while the other half are 4-year schools. Based on tuition, program accessibility, and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school is the top pick for database technology in the area.
- Winner: Less than 30 miles from Baltimore in Adelphi, MD, sits the University of Maryland - University College. The 4-year, public institution offers bachelor's and master's programs as well as a graduate certificate program related to database technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Maryland - University College|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,552 (in-state); $12,336 (out-of-state)*|
|Information Science Degrees Offered||Certificate; Bachelor's; Master's|
|Information Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||1,052*|
|Most Popular Information Science Degree Level in 2013||Master's (512 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||3%*|
|Noteworthy||All programs are offered entirely online**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **University of Maryland - University College
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University of Maryland - University College
- The Department of Computer Information Systems and Technology programs can equip students for potential employment in fields of general computer science, cybersecurity and database management
- Undergraduate students may also minor in information systems management
- Both the master's degree and certificate programs include lab experiences
The University of Maryland - University College (UMUC) is a large suburban school with over 42,000 undergraduate students. With extensive distance learning and online courses, UMUC offers students flexibility and convenience along with high academic standards. Students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management program covers a wide array of topics, ranging from systems architecture to database technologies. The curriculum consists of courses such as database applications, information technology ethics and system analysis tools.
The master's program in information technology with an emphasis on database systems technology teaches students how to apply information technology concepts in business situations by providing opportunities for in-depth independent study and coursework. The program of study covers concepts such as database infrastructure and analysis, economic foundations for technological applications, and data mining principles.
Designed generally for those individuals already working in a business field and seeking further knowledge of database technology, the advanced certificate program in database technology offers coursework in subjects like distributed database administration and data warehouse technologies.