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Top School for Computer Networking in Hayward, CA

Hayward, CA, has many schools with programs in computer networking. Find the best program for you by reading about this top school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

At least 13 schools offer programs in computer networking within 25 miles of Hayward, CA. Based on number of programs offered, rankings, and facilities available, the following school is the top pick for computer networking in the area.

  • Winner: California State University, East Bay has its main campus in Hayward, CA. For students interested in becoming computer networking professionals, the university offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Networks. Ranked regionally, California State University, East Bay also possesses state-of-the-art computing facilities.

School Info Chart

Category California State University, East Bay
Rankings Best in the West College*
Location Hayward, CA
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) Undergrad: $6,564 (in-state); $17,724 (out-of-state)**
Computer Science and Computer Networking Degrees Offered Bachelor's; Master's
Computer Science and Computer Networking Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 132***
Most Popular Computer Science and Computer Networking Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's degree in computer science (63 awarded)***
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 38%***
Noteworthy More than 100 student organizations; highest percentage of international students of any Cal State campus****

Sources: *Princeton Review, **U.S. News and World Report, ***NCES College Navigator, ****California State University, East Bay

California State University, East Bay

  • Student resources include personal computer labs and CompCore, a processing facility equipped with technology capable of 3D modeling and remote access to various equipment
  • Undergraduate students have the option to concentrate in networking and data communications, software engineering or computer engineering
  • Students may begin the master's program during any of the four school quarters

California State University, East Bay was founded in 1957 as State College for Alameda County before changing its name to California State University, East Bay in 2005. More than 14,500 students are enrolled as of Fall 2014. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Networks degree program. All of these programs include coursework relevant to computer networking.

In the computer science bachelor's program, undergraduates begin with the basics of mathematics and introductory computing courses. In the networking and data communications option, students learn about design, software management and analysis of applications that control networks.

Through the master's program in networks, students gain the technical competence to design, manage and service computer networks that run on several machines. They learn how to design operating systems and use different programming languages. Students also explore wireless network architecture.

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