School and Ranking Information
There is only one public institution offering a bachelor's degree in database administration in the Arlington, VA, area. Based on tuition, school type and program offerings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for database administration:
- Winner: George Mason University is the only public school in the area that has a bachelor's-level program in the field. The university offers an undergraduate degree in information technology with a specialization in database technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||George Mason University|
|Rankings||Tied at #138 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$9,908 (in-state), $28,592 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's) in 2013||281**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||67%**|
|Noteworthy||George Mason offers the Information Society Movement organization for students' participation***; the university was ranked among the top 10 up-and-coming schools in the country (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***George Mason website
George Mason University
- The B.S. program in applied information technology has accreditation with ABET
- George Mason features the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology
- The George W. Johnson Center contains multiple computer labs for students to use
Located about 15 miles from Arlington in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University (GMU) is a public school named after an American revolutionary patriot. Close to 34,000 students were enrolled at GMU in fall 2014, making it one of Virginia's largest institutions. The university offers over 200 total degree programs of various levels.
The Volgenau School of Engineering offers a B.S. program in applied information technology with an available concentration in database technology. The program involves a core curriculum with such classes as database fundamentals, statistics introduction and data communications. The database technology and programming concentration incorporates classes in management technologies and information storage, data structures and program design, event-driven programming, database management and database administration. Students also learn about managing financial resources, people and organizations. All students must successfully complete senior capstone projects before qualifying for graduation.