School and Ranking Information
There are no colleges or universities located directly in West Covina, CA, that have information technology programs. Several postsecondary institutions within 15 miles of the city, however, do provide students with options for information technology studies. Based on student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in the West Covina area providing information technology programs:
- Winner: California State University - Fullerton is the largest postsecondary institution in the West Covina area that offers a degree in information technology. It is the only public university in the area awarding an online master's degree in this field of study. Students can also find related programs in computer science and information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Fullerton|
|Ranking||#40 (tie) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,186 (in state); $17,346 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||6**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||53%**|
|Noteworthy||Mihaylo College of Business and Economics the largest accredited business school in California****|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***California State University sytem; ****California State University - Fullerton
California State University - Fullerton
- Courses offered entirely online
- Incorporates class instruction with seminars and hands-on projects
- The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences sponsors the Association of Information Technology Professionals student club
California State University - Fullerton offers several certificate or credentialing programs, 54 undergraduate degree programs and 49 graduate degree programs to more than 38,000 students. The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics offers a master's degree program in information technology.
The 20-month, 10-course Master of Science in Information Technology cohort program can be completed online, though seminars and examinations must be completed on campus, except under special circumstances. The coursework consists of projects, demonstrations, research papers, applications and examinations. Topics covered in the curriculum include accounting, telecommunications, programming, data, systems development, collaboration and research.
Students are required to devote 6-10 hours of study time per week and participate in chats, lectures and online discussions. Toward the end of the program, students complete an electronic portfolio and a capstone course in information systems implementation.
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in related fields of study can find bachelor's and master's programs in computer science. A bachelor's program in business administration with an information systems concentration and a master's program in software engineering are also available.