Top Ranked University for a Degree in Networking - Irvine, CA

Students interested in studying networking in the Irvine, CA, area 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 handful of schools in Irvine offering educational programs in networking include pairs of 2-year public and 4-year for-profit schools, in addition to a lone 4-year non-profit. The following school, on account of the school type, rankings and program offerings, is considered a top area school for studying networking:

  • Winner: University of California - Irvine is a 4-year public school with academic networking offerings. This institution offers an undergraduate computer science degree with a networking concentration and graduate programs in networked systems.

School Info Chart

Category University of California - Irvine
Rankings Tied at #42 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Irvine, CA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $13,149 (in-state), $36,027 (out-of-state)**
Networking Programs Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Networking Degrees Awarded (MS & PhD) in 2013 48**
Most Popular Networking Degree Level in 2013 Master's (43 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 86%**
Noteworthy This institution has a chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery***; The graduate program in networking has been ranked by Academic Analytics at #1***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of California - Irvine

University of California - Irvine

  • Some of the widespread networked systems faculty interests include wireless networks, coding and information theory
  • The information and computer sciences school is the lone school with a heavy computing emphasis in the entire University of California system
  • The School of Information and Computer Sciences holds nearly 10 research centers, including the Secure Computing and Networking Center

University of California - Irvine (UC - Irvine) has a high retention rate for first-year students exceeding 90%. Out of the more than 8,000 conferred degrees of the 2012-2013 academic year, bachelor's degrees were the most popular with about 6,300. This institution is in high demand, having had more than 80,000 applicants for fall 2014.

The School of Information and Computer Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an available networked systems concentration. Alongside core coursework in systems design, programming and data structures, the networked systems concentration includes advanced networking and operating systems courses. UC - Irvine also offers a Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Networked Systems. The MS program gives students the option between a thesis or comprehensive exam degree plan. Breadth courses for the MS and PhD examine network theory, probability and computer law. The 4 graduate concentration clusters encompass networks, performance, communications and middleware.

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