School and Ranking Information
Many schools within a 30-mile radius of Naperville, IL, offer networking administration programs. These institutions are primarily 2-year colleges and technical institutes, though a few 4-year schools are also available. Based on ranking, student population and degree levels offered, the following university is considered a top school in the Naperville area for networking administration degree programs:
- Winner: DePaul University, a top-ranked national school, is among the largest postsecondary institutions in terms of student enrollment that offers programs in or relating to networking administration near Naperville. Students can pursue a bachelor's or master's degree in this or a related field of study.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#121 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $33,990**|
|Networking Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Networking Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||55**|
|Most Popular Networking Administration Degree in 2012-2013||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 (CDM) recognized as an educational leader by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security; CDM is also among the largest graduate computer science schools in the U.S.***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***DePaul University
- 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Students can combine on-campus and online classes
- Hands-on training up-to-date and specialized computer labs
DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the U.S., with a total student enrollment of nearly 25,000 and over 275 programs. The university's College of Computing and Digital Media provides both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in network technology and network engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Network Technology program offers foundational courses in databases, Web development and programming. As students advance, they take courses in information security, data analysis, local area networks, voice communications and data communications. In the final year, students can work in a lab setting where they study network infrastructure and design a network system.
The Master of Science in Network Engineering and Management program is intended for professionals in the networking industry. To graduate, students must take 52 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students can expect to take network security and network protocols classes and a practicum course in a laboratory setting. In a team, students complete a capstone project in which they design, create and present a network infrastructure.