School and Ranking Information
There is only one school, a for-profit institution, located directly in Greenville, SC, that has a program in information systems security. Students seeking a public or nonprofit school would need to explore institutions beyond the city's limits. Based on ranking, school type and student population, the following college is considered a top school in the Greenville area that offers studies in information systems security:
- Winner: Limestone College is the only nonprofit institution and the largest school in terms of student enrollment within 50 miles of Greenville that provides a degree program focusing on information systems security. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#64 (tie) Best Regional Colleges (South) (2015)*|
|Location||Gaffney, South Carolina|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $22,080**|
|Information Systems Security Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Systems Security Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||26**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||36%**|
|Noteworthy||Online, evening and hybrid studies offered in the information systems security program|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Limestone College
- Students have access to updated software programs and computer labs
- Computer science department offers small classes allowing for individual attention
- Graduates can sit for certain national certification exams, including exams for Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Security Professional or International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists designations
Limestone College is a private 4-year school with its main campus in Gaffney, approximately 45 miles from Greenville. The college also features eight satellite campuses that strictly offer bachelor's degree programs through evening courses. The college's student enrollment is around 3,300. The Department of Computer Science and Internet Technology in the Division of Natural Sciences features three areas of concentration, one of which includes information systems security, as well as three minor programs.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems Security program learn how to deal with potential computer security breaches caused by hacking, computer viruses and worms. Core courses include computer programming, database software, Internet firewalls, operating systems and Internet security. Other topics likely to be addressed include computer compliance and regulations, cryptography and telecommunications. Courses in accounting, finance, business communications, business law and management principles are also taken. Students must also complete a capstone project.