Top School for a Networking Degree - Kansas City, MO

School and Ranking Information

Students interested in studying computer networking and telecommunications in the Kansas City, MO, area have at least ten schools to choose from within 25 miles of the city. Based on number of programs offered, rankings, and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school was picked as the top institution in the area for networking students.

  • Winner: The University of Missouri - Kansas City in Kansas City, MO, is a public research institution that features more than 120 degree programs. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate-level programs that emphasize telecommunications and computer networking. Nationally and regionally ranked, UMKC offers an excellent program for computer networking students.

School Info Chart

Category University of Missouri, Kansas City
Rankings #189 in National Universities (2015); #106 in Top Public Schools (2015)*
Location Kansas City, MO
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) Undergrad: $9,582 (in-state); $22,641 (out-of-state)*
Computer Science and Computer Networking Degrees Offered Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate
Computer Science and Computer Networking Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 59**
Most Popular Computer Science and Computer Networking Degree Level in 2013 Master's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 51%**
Noteworthy Computer science program accredited by ABET***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Missouri, Kansas City

  • Undergraduate students can choose either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program
  • The master's program gives students a choice between a thesis or non-thesis track
  • Students wishing to apply to the doctorate program must have at least a bachelor's degree in a related field, although a master's degree is preferred

One of four schools in the greater University of Missouri system, the University of Missouri, Kansas City contains 12 schools and colleges. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the school is home to about 15,000 students annually and is one of the Best Midwestern Colleges, according to Princeton Review.

Undergraduate students in the computer science bachelor's program may take senior-level elective courses in networking and database management. The program of study includes courses in network security, database management systems and network analysis.

In the computer science master's program, students who choose to specialize in networking and telecommunications further develop their overall comprehension of both general computer science concepts and networking construction and implementation, as well as conduct greater independent research. The doctorate program in telecommunications and networking focuses on extensive research and independent study. Students complete courses in subjects including advanced network architecture, wireless communication systems and data security.

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