School and Ranking Information
There are only three schools in or within ten miles of Fremont, CA, that provide programs in or relating to electronics and computer technology. Based on ranking, student population and level of study, the following university is considered a top school in the Fremont area for studies in electronics and computer technology:
- Winner: California State University - East Bay is the only 4-year institution with ten miles of Fremont that offers undergraduate and graduate programs relating to electronics and computer technology. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in computer science.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - East Bay|
|Ranking||Selected as a 'Best in the West' college by The Princeton Review for ten consecutive years, most recently in 2014*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,550 (in state); $17,710 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics and Computer Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Electronics and Computer Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||120 (reflects degrees awarded in computer science)**|
|Most Popular Electronics and Computer Technology Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (63 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||38%**|
|Noteworthy||One of 23 campuses in the California State University system, one of the largest higher education systems in the U.S.*; some small, faculty-run computer labs are available exclusively to students in particular computer science classes***|
Sources: *Princeton Review, **NCES College Navigator, ***California State University - East Bay.
California State University - East Bay
- Late afternoon and evening classes offered in the graduate program
- Smart classrooms and open-access labs available to computer science students
- College of Science sponsors CompCore, a processing facility providing research opportunities for computer science students
California State University - East Bay is a 4-year, public university that confers bachelor's and master's degrees. It enrolls more than 14,000 students annually. The Mathematics and Computer Science Department in the university's College of Science offers bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and computer science.
The 180-unit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program introduces students to the uses of computers and computer applications through the study of processing, storing, retrieving and transmitting information. Students work with a variety of programming languages, software applications and various computers. They learn scientific programming, database design, networking, artificial intelligence, file handling and data communications skills. Applicants to the program have the choice of pursuing a double major in computer science and mathematics. Topics in the program include an introduction to computer science, data structures, algorithms, computer architecture and operating systems. Applicants have the opportunity to choose an option in networking and data communications, computer engineering or software engineering.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science program must have a 4-year degree from an accredited educational institution and submit Graduate Record Examination scores and a writing skills examination. Composed of 45 units, topics in the program include operating system design, cryptography, software development, cloud computing and research methodologies. Students have the option of completing a thesis or a comprehensive written examination.