Top Ranked Networking Degree Program - Philadelphia, PA

Students interested in studying networking in Philadelphia have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

The selection of school options for an education in networking in Philadelphia includes a single 4-year school that is non-profit, and 2 for-profit schools offering associate's degrees or lower. According to school type, graduation rate and rankings, the following is considered a top school in the area for studying networking:

  • Winner: University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year non-profit school in Philadelphia with a top-10 national ranking. The institution offers an undergraduate degree in networking and a graduate degree program that includes multiple networking-oriented classes.

School Info Chart

Category University of Pennsylvania
Rankings Tied at #8 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Philadelphia, PA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $45,890**
Networking Programs Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Networking Degrees Awarded in 2013 38 master's degrees (bachelor's degree numbers not available)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 96%**
Noteworthy Penn offers student groups for technology entrepreneurship and systems engineers***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Penn website

The University of Pennsylvania

  • One of the computer and information science department's associated centers is the Center for Network and Data Sciences
  • A main faculty research area is networks, particularly security and networked systems
  • The computer and information science department has regular events and seminars featuring guest lecturers

University of Pennsylvania contains about 100 total institutes and centers for research. The distinguished faculty members at Penn have included recipients of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to numerous other awards and symbols of recognition. This institution has a very low 5 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Penn's Department of Information and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Networked and Social Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering in Computer and Information Science.

The BSE includes a core with courses such as network theory, cloud computing and programming languages. Students also make a depth area selection from 4 choices, with some options including networked services and markets. Examples of the various electives in the depth areas are network security, user interfaces and dynamic systems. The MSE allows students to choose several of their courses, with some of the options being networked systems, advanced programming and software systems.

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