School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools within 50 miles of Greenville, SC, that offer degrees in networking communications, or related programs, are 4-year colleges. The following school is the top pick in the area based on number of programs available, rankings and available facilities.
- Winner: Located roughly 25 miles from Greenville in Clemson, SC, lies Clemson University. The university's School of Computing provides a bachelor's degree in computer information systems, a master's degree in computer science and a doctoral degree in computer science, all of which involve coursework relevant to networking and communications.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#62 in National Universities (2015); #20 in Top Public Schools (2015); #82 in Best Graduate Computer Science Programs (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $13,382 (in-state); $30,816 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate|
|Computer and Information Sciences Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||128**|
|Most Popular Computer and Information Sciences Degree Level in 2013||Master's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||83%**|
|Noteworthy||Clemson University's computing cluster, Palmetto, is ranked #81 in the world***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***TOP500
- Students have access to cutting-edge classrooms and other resources, including a Networking Lab
- Master's students select one of six concentration areas, one of which focuses on computer networks
- The School of Computing is separated into three divisions: Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing and Visual Computing
Thomas Green Clemson founded Clemson College in 1893 to help facilitate economic growth in the wake of the Civil War. The school now has over 20,000 students, over 80 degree programs, and 5 colleges. The College of Engineering and Science houses the School of Computing, which offers several programs that are closely related to networking communications.
Undergraduate students majoring in computer information systems complete initial general requirements coursework and then begin to develop an introductory understanding of computer science principles and information systems structure. Students interested in networking communications can study network programming, systems analysis and computer security principles.
The master's program in computer science prepares students for higher-level industry positions, doctorate-level studies and their own research goals. Students gain an understanding in the three core areas of theory, systems and programming languages.
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science students prepare for careers in academia or elite positions within the field. Under faculty supervision, students embark on extensive research in addition to attending courses and seminars in subjects like advanced networking systems, telecommunications development and system security.