School and Ranking Information
At least 14 public or non-profit private schools offer degrees in network management within 25 miles of Chicago, IL. The following school is the top pick for degrees in network management based on rankings, number of programs offered and facilities available.
- Winner: In Chicago, Illinois, technology students can find network management programs at DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media. DePaul offers a Bachelor of Science in Network Technology and a Master of Science in Computer, Information and Network Security.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#121 in National Universities (2015); #31 in Best Colleges for Veterans (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year; private; not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $35,071*|
|Network Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's|
|Network Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||55**|
|Most Popular Network Technology Degree Level in 2013||Master's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%**|
|Noteworthy||The College of Computing and Digital Media is a Cisco Networking Academy***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***DePaul University
- Networking students have access to the Network Security lab, with its servers and special networking equipment, including more than 80 routers, 50 switches and 40 firewalls
- The master's program can be completed online
- The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency has named DePaul University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation, and students can find abundant and diverse business and cultural opportunities. The university enrolls more than 23,000 students annually and has five campuses around the Chicago metropolitan area.
Within the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is the School of Computing. The School of Computing features programs in game programming, e-commerce, information systems and information security.
The network technology bachelor's program teaches students how to maintain network security while navigating broadband Internet technologies and network convergences. Students acquire skills in Internet and LAN protocols and learn to create, institute and manage wired and wireless network technologies through a combination of theory and real-world applications.
Master's students who major in Computer, Information and Network Security can choose concentrations in governance, risk management and compliance; computer security; or network security. Students learn to assess security risks, determine the related factors and design a successful security infrastructure that can prevent future attacks.