School and Ranking Information
The handful of schools within 15 miles of DC that offer programs in the discipline include 4-year schools of non-profit and for-profit types. One of the best schools around for programs related to computer technology management as a result of school type, tuition and rankings is as follows:
- Winner: University of Maryland College Park is a 4-year public school located roughly 7 miles from Washington, DC. This institution offers a master's program in information management.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Maryland College Park|
|Rankings||Tied at #62 for National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||College Park, MD|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$11,760 (in-state), $23,694 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Management Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||84%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can join UMD's national information science and technology chapter***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland College Park
- Part of the information management program may be conveniently completed online
- The information studies college has multiple research centers, including ones for cloud computing and information policy
- The master's program in information management is recognized as a STEM program by the Department of Homeland Security
University of Maryland College Park is attended by students coming from more than 130 different countries. Nearly 80% of the enrollment of around 37,000 students are Maryland residents.
The College of Information Studies offers a 36-credit Master of Information Management program. This degree program may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time schedule. Students choose a focus area from several available options that include data analytics, archives and project management. This program also calls for a culminating project as well as an internship.