School and Ranking Information
The few schools offering programs in information technology in Miami are 4-year institutions of both non-profit and for-profit types. On account of school type, program offerings and student services, the following is considered a top area school for studying information technology:
- Winner: Florida International University is a 4-year public institution. This university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida International University|
|Rankings||Tied at #204 for high school counselor rankings nationally (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,496 (in-state), $18,895 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||138**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (130 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||52%**|
|Noteworthy||FIU offers the Association for Information Systems and Association for Computing Machinery for students' participation***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***FIU website
Florida International University
- There are scholarship opportunities specifically for the master's program
- The computing and information science school boasts cutting-edge equipment within its expansive space
- Students of any undergraduate background may be admitted to the Master of Science in Information Systems program
Florida International University had an enrollment of 54,000 students as of the spring semester of 2014. The institution has over 200 different degree programs between its undergraduate and graduate offerings, and it has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.
FIU offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Information Systems. The BS has a core including courses such as information storage, operating systems and network security. The BA program is available to be taken up as a second major. The master's program features courses covering systems design, data warehousing and compliance. This graduate program can be completed in a little over a year, with classes held on Saturdays.