School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in the San Francisco area offering information technology studies are 2-year colleges. Based on ranking and school type, the following university is considered a top school in the San Francisco area for information technology programs:
- Winner: California State University - Stanislaus is one of the few public 4-year universities within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco that awards bachelor's degrees in information technology. Students here can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis on computer information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Stanislaus|
|Ranking||#55 Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,491 (in state); $17,651 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||30 (reflects degrees awarded in information technology and computer science)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||52%**|
|Noteworthy||One of 23 campuses comprising the California State University system, the largest university system in the U.S.***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***California State University - Stanislaus
California State University - Stanislaus
- Internship opportunities available
- State-of-the-art laboratories
- Curricula combine classroom instruction and hands-on lab exercises
Founded in 1957, California State University - Stanislaus (CSU-S) offers over 100 majors, minors and concentrations in a wide variety of fields. The school offers bachelor's degrees in computer science and computer information systems.
In the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program, students complete 51 units of general education requirements and take 34 units of upper division classes. Required courses include data structures, algorithms, programming languages and operating systems. Students participate in seminars on computer science.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a concentration in computer information systems are required to complete both fundamental business and information systems coursework. Core courses include Visual Basic programming, systems administration, principles of marketing, business finance and database management systems. The program culminates in an application development project.