School and Ranking Information
There are 2 institutions that are 4-year public schools and another 2 that are 2-year public schools within a 10-mile radius of Long Beach that have programs related to information systems. According to school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is regarded as one of the top schools in the area for an education in computer information systems:
- Winner: California State University's Long Beach (CSULB) campus is a 4-year public school that offers educational programs in the discipline and is the sole institution in the area to be right in the city of Long Beach. CSULB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University, Long Beach|
|Rankings||Tied at #33 for Universities in the West (2015)*|
|Location||Long Beach, CA|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,240 (in-state), $17,400 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Systems Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||60%**|
|Noteworthy||Students may participate in CSULB's Information Systems Student Association***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***CSULB website
California State University, Long Beach
- The degrees offered by the business administration college are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- The information systems program has a partnership with Microsoft and an Oracle affiliation
- The College of Business Administration has several scholarship opportunities for students as of the spring 2015 semester, varying within a range from $1,000 to $3,000
California State University, Long Beach's campus provides views of the Pacific Ocean from its expansive campus. The university's numerous departments and programs and more than 20 centers are contained within 80 buildings. CSULB has a student retention rate of nearly 90% for first-time, full-time undergraduates.
The Department of Information Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an available major in information systems (IS). Students in this program take required courses in database management and systems design, in addition to optional electives that include information security, telecommunications and E-commerce.
The department also offers a Master of Business Administration with an information systems concentration. Students in this program take required courses on decision making and the management of IS. Some potential electives examine the management of databases and business telecommunications. The master's program culminates in a capstone requirement.