While there are no schools based directly in Miramar, FL, that offer information technology studies, several colleges and universities in the area, mainly in nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale, do have such programs. Based on distinctions, student-to-faculty ratio and number of 4-year degrees awarded in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school in the Miramar area for information technology studies:
- Winner: Barry University has the lowest student-to-faculty ratio of any public or nonprofit school within 25 miles of Miramar, FL. It also confers the highest number of bachelor's degrees in information technology compared to any school in the area.
School Info Chart
|Distinctions||Named one of 'America's Top Colleges' by Forbes Magazine (2013)*; one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $28,160**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||78**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||37%**|
|Noteworthy||Flexible and fully online courses available in the information technology program|
Sources: *Barry University; **NCES College Navigator
- 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Evening and weekend classes and accelerated 8-week terms available in the information technology program
- Graduates are prepared to pursue various Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA certifications
Located in Miami Shores, FL, about seven miles from Miramar, Barry University is a private, Catholic university with campuses and centers in 17 locations across the state. The School of Professional and Career Continuing Education offers a Bachelor of Science as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in information technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program includes 45 credits of coursework in a general education core and 30 credits of coursework in a major core, which may include courses in operating systems, telecommunications and Web design. Other degree requirements include up to 15 credits in a specialization, 21 credits in a minor or 30 credits in a portfolio option. Students can select a specialization in information systems administration, network and systems engineering, software engineering or telecommunications. The information systems administration specialization includes courses in information technology project management, administrative information systems and administrative theory.
The 18-credit-hour Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Information Technology program includes five information technology courses and one upper-level computer science/information technology elective. Students learn to design and secure computer networks, manage information systems and use technology to disseminate information. They also learn to use various tools for Web design and development.