School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools in the San Antonio area are smaller private schools. The top school for information technology in the area is a larger public school and also part of the University of Texas system. This feature gives it an edge in affordability, available programs, and rankings.
- Winner : The University of Texas at San Antonio is a nationally ranked public university. The school offers two different bachelor's degrees, two types of master's degrees, and a doctoral degree related to information technology. Computer science undergraduate and graduate programs are also available.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Rankings|| #164 in High School Counselor Rankings (2014)*
#219 Best Undergraduate Business Program
|Location||San Antonio, TX|
|School Type||4-year, Public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$8,737 (in-state), $20,050 (out-of-state)*|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||30%**|
|Noteworthy||Departmental scholarships specifically for students majoring in information systems and cyber security; Named #1 school for cyber security programs by the Ponemon Institute in 2014***|
Sources: *US News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas at San Antonio
- Honored by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as one of the top institutions to study information systems and assurance
- Undergraduate and graduate information systems programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- 2,200 square foot facility housing state-of-the-art laboratories available to undergraduates and graduates for research opportunities
The University of Texas at San Antonio has almost 29,000 students enrolled annually as of 2013. Its College of Business is the biggest business school in The University of Texas System. The school offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems or Cyber Security, Master of Science in Management of Technology, Master of Science in Information Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in information technology. Students may also pursue related bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems requires classes such as business law and macroeconomics before students focus on information systems. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Cyber Security, however, focuses more on operating systems, business telecommunications, and network security.
At the graduate level, the Master of Science in Management of Technology is designed primarily for graduate students with a non-technical background. The Master of Science in Information Technology program allows information systems professionals to become more specialized. The Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with Emphasis in Information Technology program addresses behavioral and organizational information systems research, as well as technology research. The curriculum includes a seminar in software development as well as an information technology research colloquium.