Top School in Boise for Networking and Telecommunications Courses

Only four schools in the Boise, ID, area have top ranking networking and telecommunications programs. Read on to find out what one of these top schools has to offer for networking and telecommunications, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Info

Within roughly 15 miles of Boise, ID, are four schools that offer programs in networking and telecommunications, including two for-profit institutions and two public universities. The larger of the two universities is a high-ranking national school that can help aspiring networking and telecommunications specialists acquire both business and technical skills.

  • Winner: Boise State University offers an accredited undergraduate program in business administration with a major in information technology management. Once enrolled, students have the chance to train in state-of-the-art facilities and pursue real-life internship opportunities.

School Info Chart

Category Boise State University
Rankings #63 among Regional Universities in the West (2015);
#20 among Top Public Schools in the West (2015);
#184 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*
Location Boise, ID
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition and Fees (2013-2014) Undergraduate: $6,292 (in-state);
$18,892 (out-of-state)**
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 entering class 38%**
Noteworthy The university's College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

Boise State University

  • College of Business and Economics provides scholarships to eligible students
  • Micron Networking and Telecomm teaching classroom, where students have access to computer laboratories and hands-on simulation experiences
  • Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management offers for-credit internships
  • Information technology students can choose their own professional certification option

The largest university in Idaho, Boise State University has an annual student enrollment of nearly 22,000 students and a teacher-student ratio of 20:1. The university offers nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate programs through seven different colleges. The Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, part of the university's College of Business and Economics, offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and an undergraduate minor in information technology management, which may benefit students who are interested in computer networking and telecommunications. Qualified graduates may find positions as network administrators and managers, database administrators or information security specialists, among other related positions.

The 120-126-credit BBA in Information Technology Management program requires core business courses in accounting, calculus and economics. Students must also complete a computer placement exam. Coursework for the major covers topics in information security and technology, database systems, programming and systems planning. Similar coursework can be found in the 22-25-credit undergraduate minor in information technology management.

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