School and Ranking Information
Within 25 miles of Jersey City, NJ, students have many computer networking options. Without leaving New Jersey, at least 24 schools offer related programs. Including the state of New York, students can choose from over 50. However, because of rankings, relevant programs and available research centers, we picked the following school in New Jersey as the top choice in the area:
- Winner: The Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) is located in Hoboken, NJ, about two miles from Jersey City, NJ. The school offers several bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs in computer science and cybersecurity.
School Info Chart
|Category||Stevens Institute of Technology|
|Rankings||#76 in National Universities (2015); #101 in Best Computer Science Graduate Programs (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year; private, not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergraduate: $44,490*|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||163**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level Awarded in 2013||Master's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||79%**|
|Noteworthy||The National Security Agency designated SIT as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology
- All computer science programs are accredited by ABET
- Students can conduct research at the Center for the Advancement of Secure Systems and Information Assurance, the Database and Information Management Laboratory and the Secure Systems Laboratory
- Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in faculty-guided research and publish peer-reviewed articles
The Stevens Institute of Technology offers 32 undergraduate majors, more than 40 master's degree programs and 22 doctoral programs along with over 100 graduate certificates. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science covers programming, database management, cybersecurity and computer architecture. Elective options include cloud computing, distributed systems, TCP/IP networking and compiler design.
The first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program concentrate on computer science and mathematics. Cybersecurity electives include network forensics, cryptographic protocols, enterprise security and information assurance.
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate program is designed for network professionals wishing to increase their skill levels and knowledge of organization, management and legal concepts of security. Core courses include cybersecurity fundamentals, network privacy, cryptography, threat exploits and network forensics. The computer science master's program focuses on the administration of networks and computer systems. Topics covered in the program include operating systems, TCP/IP networking, cloud computing, systems administration, and database management.
Students can also research computer security in the computer science doctoral program. Students have the option to research language-based security, botnets, phishing and cryptography. The program requires a qualifying exam and a dissertation defense in order to graduate.