School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in or near Minneapolis that provide studies in or relating to networking and telecommunications are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, school type and student population, the following university is considered a top school in Minneapolis for networking and telecommunications programs:
- Winner: The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the only 4-year public institution and the largest in Minneapolis in terms of enrollment that provides studies in networking in telecommunications. Students can choose networks or security concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program or pursue a certificate in technical communication.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Minnesota - Twin Cities|
|Distinction||#71 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $13,555 (in-state); $19,805 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking and Telecommunications Programs Offered||Undergraduate certificate and bachelor's degree|
|Networking and Telecommunications Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||14**|
|Most Popular Networking and Telecommunications Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (12 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||75%**|
|Noteworthy||Computer science graduate programs rank #29 among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
- Computer science faculty recipients of numerous national awards
- Department of Computer Science collaborates with several on-campus research centers, including the Digital Technology Center
- Students can enroll in chapters of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a 4-year public university that is home to about 52,000 students. The university has five campuses across the state, offering certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and postmaster's degree certificates. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, a department of the College of Science and Engineering, offers programs in the field of computing, including robotics, network security, artificial intelligence, data mining and bioinformatics. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with concentrations in, among others, networks and security. A certificate in technical communication is offered through the College of Liberal Arts.
The Technical Communication Certificate program has courses in technical writing, digital writing technologies, document design and technical communication usability. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in networks is comprised of 124 credits with 17 credits dedicated to networking and telecommunications. Core courses include the study of machine architecture, operating systems, algorithms and physics for engineering and science. Networking and telecommunications technology electives include an introduction to computer networks, network administration, wireless communications, network programming and emerging technologies.
The 124-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in security is comparable to the aforementioned program. The core courses are the same, but students take 17 credits of coursework in network security. Students are introduced to computer networks, where they learn about layered network structures, local area networks (LAN), routing and network programming. They move on to operating systems and modern cryptology, and then study cryptology and number theory.