School and Ranking Information
Several postsecondary institutions within 25 miles of Thornton, CO, offer computer information technology or related programs. These institutions include public and private not-for-profit and for-profit schools. Based on distinction, student population and affordability among 4-year schools, the following university is the top school for computer information technology in the Thornton, CO, area:
- Winner: Metropolitan State University of Denver is located approximately 13 miles from downtown Thornton. At MSU, students interested in information technology can enroll in a broader bachelor's program in information systems. This public school awards the highest number of bachelor's degrees in this field of study in the Thornton area.
School Info Chart
|Category||Metropolitan State University of Denver|
|Rankings||Ranked in top 100 national colleges and schools for Latino student enrollment|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $5,744 (in-state); $17,837 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Computer Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||54**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||26%**|
|Noteworthy||Leading Colorado institution for providing STEM education to students of color ; Department of Computer Information Systems accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology's Computing Accreditation Commission|
Sources: *The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education; **NCES College Navigator
Metropolitan State College of Denver
- 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Combines a business and technological education
- Real-world experience gained through participation in internships
Metropolitan State University of Denver, formerly Metropolitan State College, was founded in 1965 and today has the third largest student population of all colleges in Colorado. Metro State offers 219 undergraduate and graduate degree options. The College of Business houses the Department of Computer Information Systems, which offers a bachelor's degree in computer information technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems curriculum is where business meets computing through courses in the areas of business applications, productivity software, programming tools and developing environments. On top of core business requirements, students receive hands-on learning opportunities and gain skills through classes in networking, systems analysis, operating systems, database software applications, programming languages and business computing. Opportunities for advanced study in the areas of database administration, database design and data mining are available.