School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in the Schaumburg, IL, area that offer degrees in networking technology are 2-year institutions. However, there are some 4-year colleges in the area that offer degrees in the field. Based on rankings, number of programs offered, and facilities available, the following 4-year school is the top pick for networking technology in Schaumburg.
- Winner: DePaul University is located 25 miles east of Schaumburg in Chicago, IL. The university offers a bachelor's degree program in network technology.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||Tied for #121 in National Universities (2015); tied for #31 in Best Colleges for Veterans (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year; private; not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $35,071*|
|Network Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's; Master's|
|Network Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||55**|
|Most Popular Network Technology Degree Level in 2013||Master's (31 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%**|
|Noteworthy||The College of Computing and Digital Media is a Cisco Networking Academy***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***DePaul University
- Networking students have access to the Network Security lab, with its servers and special networking equipment, including more than 80 routers, 50 switches and 40 firewalls
- Some of the courses in the networking technology program are offered online
- The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency has named DePaul University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
DePaul University's main campus is situated on 36 acres in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, with four other campuses in neighboring regions of Illinois. More than 23,000 students enroll annually, making DePaul University one of the nation's ten largest private, non-profit universities, not to mention the largest Catholic university in the U.S. Within the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is the School of Computing. The School of Computing features programs in game programming, e-commerce, information systems and information security.
The network technology bachelor's program teaches students how to maintain network security while navigating broadband Internet technologies and network convergences. Students acquire skills in Internet and LAN protocols and learn to create, institute and manage wired and wireless network technologies through a combination of theory and real-world applications.