School and Ranking Information
The study of networking and telecommunications is often part of computer science programs, whether through coursework or a concentration. Fortunately for local students, many public and private schools offer computer science degree programs within 25 miles of Maitland, FL. Based on rankings, high-tech facilities and accreditation, the following school is the top choice for computer science in the area.
- Winner: Located just 10 miles down the road from Maitland, the University of Central Florida is a public research university in Orlando, FL. The school's College of Engineering and Computer Science provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science that allow for concentrated research in the fields of networking and telecommunications.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Central Florida|
|Rankings||Tied for #173 in National Universities (2015); tied for #97 in Top Public Schools (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergraduate: $6,368 (in-state); $22,467 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||163**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (106 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||67%**|
|Noteworthy||The computer science program has accreditation from ABET***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
- Computer science students study at the Harris Corporation Engineering Center, which boasts 30 labs, including virtual reality technology
- Undergraduates can apply to complete a combined computer science BS/MS in five years, plus only an additional two to three years to complete a Ph.D.
- The Department of Engineering and Computer Science runs a job search site specifically to help recent graduates connect with potential employers
The University of Central Florida (UCF) offers over 200 degree programs. It is also highly focused on research development, with more than $145 million in funding received for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The university is also by far one of the largest in the nation based on enrollment, with more than 60,000 students in attendance. Programs related to networking can be found in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program begin to understand the basics of how computer network systems work, laying the groundwork for future study. Coursework may cover such topics as operating systems structure, systems software and discrete structures.
Working on a thesis or non-thesis option based on preference and individual goals, students in the Master of Science in Computer Science program can further explore general computer science principles in-depth and develop their own specific research plans of study. The program of study can include courses like advanced computer architecture, intelligent systems and database development.
Students in the computer science doctoral program engage in advanced coursework and seminars while progressing to even more individualized research en route to a final dissertation. Some of the most typical research interests of doctorate students include general computer networking, security in network systems and advanced multimedia systems.