School and Ranking Information
There are no schools located directly in Pomona, CA, that provide information technology programs. However, many large and small public, private nonprofit and for-profit institutions in a 25-mile radius of the city do offer programs in or relating to this subject. Based on rankings and the total number of degrees conferred among public and nonprofit schools, the following university is considered a top school in the Pomona area for information technology training programs:
- Winner: California State University - Los Angeles awards the highest number of total degrees in information technology within 25 miles of Pomona, CA. The university's College of Business and Economics houses the Department of Information Systems, which offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in information technology, as well as a Master of Science in in Information Systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Los Angeles|
|Ranking||#84 (tie) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,344 (in state); $17,504 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||91**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (82 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||36%**|
|Noteworthy||Named among the top 20 comprehensive universities in the U.S. by Washington Monthly (2014)***; one of 23 campuses of the California State University system, the largest university system in the U.S.***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***California State University - Los Angeles
California State University - Los Angeles
- Combines instruction with hands-on, project-oriented opportunities
- Master's degree in information systems is a fast-track program that can be earned in as little as 18 months
- Students can join chapters of the Association of Information Management and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.) is a 4-year, public university boasting a total student enrollment of nearly 24,000 students. The Department of Information Systems is one of six departments within the business college. Its information systems major contains two separate concentrations, including business systems and information technology. Students can also earn a master's degree in information systems.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in information technology is an 186-credit-hour program, which includes 108 credit hours in core courses. In addition to general education requirements, students complete core courses in business finance, communications systems, management information systems, microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic statistics and marketing principles. The information technology concentration contains courses in Web design and development, Java programming, Internet security, local area networks, computer information systems and database technology.
In the Master of Science in Information Systems program, students will focus on computer hardware and software systems, communication technologies and organizational strategies in information technology. A Professional or Executive option can be chosen in this program. Students can also choose to pursue a postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Information Systems, which provides coursework in communication systems, design and analysis.