School and Ranking Information
There are no schools within 25 miles of Raleigh that offer programs specifically in management information systems (MIS); however, there is one community college offering similar degree programs. The following school is the top choice in the Raleigh area based on variety of MIS-related programs, small class sizes and affordable tuition.
- Winner: Durham Technical Community College is located in Durham, NC, which is about 18 miles northwest of Raleigh, NC. This community college offers students several certificate and associate's degree programs related to management information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||Durham Technical Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $1,840 (in-state); $6,388 (out-of-state)*|
|MIS-Related Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|MIS-Related Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||7*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||12%*|
|Noteworthy||Students can substitute industry certifications for course credit**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Durham Technical Community College
Durham Technical Community College
- All students have the opportunity to complete a college-approved internship their final semester
- Information technology courses prepare students for industry certification exams, such as CompTia Security+, Cisco Certified Network Administrator and Microsoft MCP - Windows Server 2012
Durham Technical Community College (Durham Tech) has a main campus in Durham and two nearby satellite campuses that serve just over 5,500 students. North Carolina Community College System has named Durham Tech's as one the state's top five best-performing transfer programs.
Students interested in MIS may consider the associate's degree programs in computer information technology, information systems security and networking technology. The computer information technology program prepares students to tackle technical computer issues involving hardware, software and networks. Courses cover computer operating systems, computer programming, desktop publishing and network operating systems. Students can complete the information systems security associate's degree program in five semesters of full-time study or seven semesters of part-time study. Courses include networking, secure communications, Linux/UNIX, programming and routing. The networking technology program includes topics in network architecture and design, hardware and software support, networking and routing concepts, wireless technology and security.