School and Ranking Information
There are two for-profit, 4-year schools and one non-profit, 4-year school with programs related to computer networking within 20 miles of Lexington. The following is the best school in the area for a networking education due to school type, tuition and ranking:
- Winner: Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a public 4-year school about 20 miles away from Lexington with academic offerings in the field. This institution offers undergraduate degrees with available networking concentrations and electives.
School Info Chart
|Category||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Rankings||Tied at #62 for Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,536 (in-state), $16,608 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking Programs Offered||Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||39%**|
|Noteworthy||EKU has a computer information systems student organization***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***EKU website
Eastern Kentucky University
- The computer information systems degree with a networking option is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- EKU has a scholarship exclusively for computer science students
- The computer science bachelor's degree is accredited by Computer Science Accreditation Board
Eastern Kentucky University's enrollment consists of nearly 90% undergraduate students. In addition to undergraduate programs, the university offers master's as well as doctoral degrees. EKU's student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
The College of Business and Technology offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems with a network management emphasis. Courses in the program include networks and telecommunications and project management. The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a computer technology option in which students learn about network administration and may choose electives in network forensics and switches and routers.