Top School for Becoming a Systems Administrator - Miami, FL

Students interested in studying systems administration in Miami have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

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School and Ranking Information

The majority of six schools that offer degrees related to systems administration in Miami are private 4-year institutions. Based on rankings, graduation rates and student services, the following school is regarded as the best in the area for a systems administration education:

  • Winner: University of Miami is a private, non-profit school that was nationally ranked in the top 50 schools for 2015. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with systems coursework through both the business administration school and computer science department.

School Info Chart

Category University of Miami
Rankings Tied at #48 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Miami, FL
School Type 4-year, private non-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $42,852**
Computer Science Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 17**
Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (14 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 82%**
Noteworthy UM has a center dedicated to computational science; the undergraduate business program is nationally ranked nationally at #62 in the country (2014)*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

University of Miami

  • UM's business administration school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The computer science undergraduate program has a track aligned with the standards of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • The School of Business Administration features cutting-edge computer labs and classrooms

University of Miami offers nearly 300 different degree programs as well as a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificates. About half of UM's undergraduate classes have less than 20 students.

The School of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems. The BBA and BSBA are very similar, including core courses such as database systems and programming and elective options that include systems analysis and big data courses as well as an internship. This school also offers an MBA with an available focus on computer information systems.

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a comprehensive option that includes a database systems course and allows for electives, such as object-oriented systems. In the computer science Master of Science program, students have the option of completing a thesis or additional coursework. Some graduate computer science courses include multimedia and wireless systems. A PhD in Computer Science is also offered by the department.

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