School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools within a 10-mile radius of Omaha that have information technology programs are private institutions. According to school type, rankings, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered a top area school for studying information technology:
- Winner: University of Nebraska at Omaha is the only 4-year public school in the area with degrees in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Nebraska at Omaha|
|Rankings||Tied at #6 for Graduate Information and Technology Management (2012)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,550 (in-state), $16,890 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Doctorate|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||5**|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (3 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||42%**|
|Noteworthy||The university offers numerous student clubs and organizations, such as the Association for Computing Machinery and Information Technology Innovation Group|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Nebraska at Omaha
- The College of Information Science and Technology provides students with free Microsoft software and hardware and server support
- Most students in the information science and technology college complete paid internships
- There are nearly 20 different scholarship opportunities from within the College of Information Science and Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha had an enrollment of more than 15,000 students as of Fall 2014. The student-to-faculty ratio for undergraduate students is 17 to 1 and for graduate students it is 13 to 1. The university offers more than 140 degrees and certificates and has over 150 student groups.
The College of Information Science and Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in IT Innovation and a Ph.D. in Information Technology. The bachelor's program is a total of 120 credits, and some of the required 45 credits of core courses include ethics, C programming, information security and statistics. Students also have a culminating project as part of the core. The Ph.D. program examines multiple areas of the discipline, with some research focusing on infrastructure in the field and data mining.