School and Ranking Information
Within 10 miles of Cincinnati, there are fewer than five schools with degree programs in computer networking. These include a pair of 2-year schools, one being for-profit, and a pair of 4-year schools that also includes a for-profit institution. The following school, based on rankings, school type and program offerings, is the top school in the area for an education in networking:
- Winner: University of Cincinnati is a nationally ranked 4-year public school that offers multiple programs in the field. This university has a certificate, associate's and bachelor's program related to networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Cincinnati|
|Rankings||Tied at #129 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,784 (in-state), $25,816 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||58%**|
|Noteworthy||UC's IT program, which features a networking concentration, is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UC website
University of Cincinnati
- UC has a student association dedicated to information technology
- The certificate program in networking features an available online component
- University of Cincinnati's IT Solution Center allows for students to collaborate with staff in the field
University of Cincinnati has a wide range of academic offerings students can choose from, within nearly 400 different programs. The undergraduate offerings include a certificate and associate's degree specifically in networking, as well as a general IT bachelor's degree program with a track in networking.
UC's undergraduate certificate in networking is designed to be a year in duration and includes courses on system administration and network infrastructure. The computer networking systems associate's program is offered at a UC regional campus in Batavia, roughly 25 miles from the main campus. Students in this program learn about PC software as well as advanced computer systems. The bachelor's degree program in information technology has a core covering courses on computer programming and database management, and the networking track examines cloud computing as well as security.