School and Ranking Information
Of the few schools within a 15-mile radius of San Diego offering IT programs, only one offers more than an associate's in the field. Based on program offerings, tuition and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for information technology:
- Winner: National University is the only school in the area with multiple degrees in the field above the certificate and associate's level. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology management.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#87 Best Online Bachelor's Programs (2014)*|
|Location||La Jolla, CA|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$12,096**|
|Information Technology Project Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Technology Project Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||52**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Project Management Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (51 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||31%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can join the Association of Information Technology Professionals|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator
- The bachelor's program is available online
- National University has been a regular host for the International Computer Science and Technology Conference
- The Department of Computer Science, Information and Media Systems has a total of 16 faculty members
National University's main campus in La Jolla has an enrollment of over 18,000 students, with roughly 10,000 undergraduate students. Between National University's five schools and one college, there are greater than 100 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students to choose from. National University's School of Engineering and Computing contains the Department of Computer Science, Information and Media Systems.
The computer science, information and media systems department offers a bachelor's and master's in information technology management. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management requires at least 180 quarter units. Over 60 of the total units consist of core major requirements including classes such as networks, IT management, IT servers and 2 project classes in information technology that serve as the culminating coursework for the program.
The M.S. in Information Technology Management calls for students to complete 54 credits. Coursework includes topics such as IT project management, cyber security and IT software engineering. Like the bachelor's program, the master's-degree requirements include 2 capstone project classes at the program's end.