School and Ranking Information
Only five schools in the Omaha area have programs related to computer engineering and networking. The five schools are a mixture of small private and public schools. The top school in the area for computer engineering and networking is also the largest. Based on rankings, the following school is the top school in the area to study computer engineering and networking:
- Winner : Situated in Omaha, NE, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a 4-year, public research institution. It is one of the top 170 schools in the country according to high school counselors. The school's College of Information Science and Technology offers computer science degree programs with networking emphases. Computer engineering programs are offered in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Nebraska at Omaha|
|Rankings||Tied for #164 in High School Counselor Rankings (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$6,750 (in-state), $18,070 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Engineering and Networking Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Computer Engineering and Networking Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||96**|
|Most Popular Computer Engineering and Networking Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||42%**|
|Noteworthy||Engineering students have a special freshman camp to help acclimate to course demands|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Freshman are paired with senior mentors and tutors
- Internships available at local businesses stationed near the residence halls
- All courses encourage students to practically engage themselves in the state of the art laboratories
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was founded in 1908 and adopted into the larger University of Nebraska with a reorganization act by the Nebraska legislature in 1968. The Department of Computer Science in UNO's College of Information Science and Technology provides bachelor's and master's degree programs that can be concentrated specifically in computer networking. Computer engineering programs are available via the Omaha-based Peter Kiewit Institute, which is part of the larger University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL).
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering establishes a general education base along with a foundational grasp of computer engineering principles. This program prepares students for careers in computer engineering or fields such as business and medicine, where such technical skills are becoming increasingly valuable.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: Concentration in Computer Networking and Communications is a flexible undergraduate program that can be tailored to meet individual needs. Students gain insight into general computing practices and theories while being able to focus their studies on particular topics of interest. Those concentrating on communication and computer networks can take courses such as network forensics, communication networks and parallel computing.
The Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Program in Computer Science: Concentration in Network Technologies is an accelerated program that allows for especially motivated students to complete both the bachelor's and master's degree programs in just five years. Students selecting the program's network technologies concentration can explore the ways in which communication networks are planned, constructed and maintained.
The Master of Science in Computer Science: Concentration in Network Technologies is an advanced, research-oriented program. Students are given ample opportunities to further their overall computing knowledge and lay out a specialized path of study based on their career goals. The network technologies concentration investigates subjects like distributed systems security, wireless networking and complex programming languages.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering empowers students to embark on their own focused study plans. Culminating with the creation, presentation and defense of a dissertation, the program involves such courses as digital interfacing, advanced systems design and microprocessing applications.