School and Ranking Information
In Chicago there are three private, not-for-profit schools and one private, for-profit school offering bachelor's degree programs in information systems security. Given the number of programs and graduates, reputation for innovation, and computing facilities, the following school is considered one of the top ranked schools for information systems security in Chicago:
- Winner: DePaul University offers bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. programs in information sciences. DePaul's students have the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art labs with cutting-edge technologies.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#121 Best National Universities, #48 Best Online Bachelor's Programs**|
|School Type||4-year, private, not-for profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergraduate: $ 33,990*|
|Computer Information Systems Security Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral|
|Computer Information Systems Security Awarded in 2012-2013||68*|
|Most Popular Degree Level in 2012-2013||Master's (58 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%*|
|Noteworthy||State-of-the-art Information Assurance and Security lab; Faculty focus is on teaching and theoretical and applied research|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **U.S. News & World Report
- Weekly research colloquium talks on topics of interest to the students of computing
- Opportunities for students to work on research projects with professors and graduate students
- Student groups include the Security Daemons (for students interested in computer security) and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor chapter for computing and information systems students
DePaul, the largest Catholic university in the US, has a main campus in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and five other satellite campuses in the Chicagoland area. DePaul has over 24,000 students enrolled in almost 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in its ten schools and colleges. According to the university, 88% of its faculty members possess a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their area of study.
The College of Computing and Digital Media's School of Computing houses DePaul's information systems security programs. At the undergraduate level, DePaul offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance and Security Engineering. Program coursework covers subjects such as security infrastructure design, risk assessment, network security, and computer forensics. A combined bachelor's/master's degree program is available for academically gifted students.
DePaul also offers two master's programs in information systems security, as well as a Ph.D. program in computer and information systems. The master's programs are available online.