School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools that offer network management degrees in the Houston area are community colleges and technical institutes. For those students interested in university-based networking management programs near the Houston area, the following school fits the bill. It was selected as the top school in the area based on rankings, number of programs offered, and facilities available.
- Winner: Texas A&M University is a 4-year public school located in College Station, TX, about 95 miles from Houston. The Dwight Look College of Engineering offers a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate in computer science. Texas A&M is one of the most affordable and highly ranked colleges in the nation, with the College of Engineering receiving especially high honors.
School Info Chart
|Category||Texas A&M University|
|Rankings||#68 in National Universities (2015); #15 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2014); #31 in Best Value Schools (2015); #25 in Top Public Schools (2015)*|
|Location||College Station, TX|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $9,180 (in-state); $26,356 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Science and Networking Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Computer Science and Networking Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||177**|
|Most Popular Computer Science and Networking Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (116 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||79%**|
|Noteworthy||Top school in Texas for graduation and retention rates; computer science program accredited by ABET***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
- Several computer labs are available, including a high-performance computing lab, information innovation lab and web and distributed information management lab
- Computer science majors can apply to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer research program
- Students can join several computer science clubs, such as Aggie Women in Computer Science or the Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Student Association
The university is home to over 55,000 students, including more than 44,000 undergraduates, making it one of the top five largest schools in the nation. Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering is the largest on the university's campus with more than 12,000 students. Students can choose among bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs within the college.
The bachelor's degree program in computer science prepares graduates for careers within the computer industry. Students learn how to solve computer-related issues, communicate effectively both through the written and spoken word, function within a team setting and use computing tools. Students also choose a concentration area from another department. Students have several options--including robotics, algorithms, software systems, and networking.