Miami and the surrounding area within 10 miles offer students a single public 4-year school in addition to 2-year and less than 2-year schools, both for-profit and non-profit. The following school's type, program offering and student services make it one of the best schools in the area for networking:
- Winner: Florida International University in Miami is the only non-profit 4-year school in the area offering programs related to networking. This school has a graduate level degree in networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||Florida International University|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$10,763 (in-state), $22,285 (out-of-state)*|
|Networking Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||52%*|
|Noteworthy||FIU's computing and information sciences school provides cutting-edge networking technologies in its multi-million dollar facility**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **FIU website
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Florida International University
- The computing and information sciences school has a networking systems research group and institute for telecommunications
- This institution is top-ranked statewide for graduates with degrees related to information technology securing employment within a year of program completion
- Students taking courses offered through the computing and information sciences school gain eligibility to access software through a Microsoft program
Florida International University is among the top 5 most attended public schools in the country, with an enrollment of around 54,000. This institution offers a wide variety of degree levels, from associate's through doctorates. The School of Computing and Information Sciences in the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU offers a Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking.
The master's program has a handful of required courses covering topics such as mobile computing and technologies in the discipline. The numerous available emphases include business, software and security. This program gives students options of plans that either include or exclude a thesis.