Top School in Philadelphia for a Network Security Degree

Philadelphia has many schools with programs in network security administration. Find the best program for you by reading about one top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Students wishing to study network security in Philadelphia have a wide range of options--everything from public, 2-year colleges to private, 4-year institutions. Based on rankings, number of programs available and course accessibility, the following school is the top pick for network security in the area.

  • Winner: Peirce College is situated in Philadelphia, PA, and provides certificate and undergraduate programs. The school's information technology division offers an associate's and a bachelor's degree program in information technology. The bachelor's degree has a concentration available in networking, administration and information security.

School Info Chart

Category Peirce College
Rankings #81 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs*
Location Philadelphia, PA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $17,040*
Information Technology Degrees Offered Associate's; Bachelor's
Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 67**
Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (46 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 22%**
Noteworthy The information technology program is available both online and on campus***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Peirce College

Peirce College

  • Bachelor's program graduates can pursue recognized IT certifications
  • Faculty members have worked at corporations such as Hewlett Packard and IBM
  • Bachelor's program students can complete a co-op work experience

With a total enrollment of more than 1,700 students, Pierce offers flexible certificate, associate's and bachelor's programs that can be completed on-campus, online or through a combination method. The school's Associate in Science in Information Technology program provides students with the technical skills necessary to understand and manage computer networks, databases and servers. Foundational coursework includes programming concepts, introduction to network security and server administration.

Students who pursue the bachelor's degree in information technology with a concentration in networking, administration and information security gain a general understanding of network systems and security principles, then progress to more advanced topics, such as network defense and countermeasure tactics.

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