School and Ranking Information
Most of the Colorado Springs-based schools that offer bachelor's degrees in computer security are private for-profit institutions, but there is one public school option with relevant programs. Based on school rankings, school type and student population, the following school is considered a top school in Colorado Springs for undergraduate degree programs in computer security:
- Winner: The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs is the only public university in the city awarding a bachelor's degree related to computer security. It is also the largest institution to offer this type of program in the area.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado - Colorado Springs|
|Ranking||#51 (tie) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $7,024 (in-state); $18,437 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Security Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||1**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||46%**|
|Noteworthy||The only state-supported institution to have its computer security curriculum certified by the NSA Committee on National Security Systems***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
- Computer science students have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories
- Students participate in industry-sponsored research/innovation projects
- Multi-disciplinary program draws on courses in engineering and business as well as computer science
The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs offers more than 55 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs within four academic colleges. It's College of Engineering and Applied Science houses several different departments, including electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and computer science. Those students enrolled in the Computer Science Department can earn a bachelor's degree in computer science security.
The Bachelor of Innovation in Computer Science Security program includes courses in algorithms, computer programming, software engineering, computer architecture and cryptology. Students learn to recognize broader security and technology issues while understanding the constraints affecting technology and security. Computer security specific courses include topics in network security, systems administration, cyberterrorism and cryptography.