Top Schools for Database Administration and Data Warehousing

Aug 17, 2018

Find out which schools offer courses or concentrations in database administration and warehousing. Read about the program options at four universities, and get an idea of what other schools in the U.S. provide training for database professionals.

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  • 0:03 School Overviews
  • 0:34 DePaul University
  • 1:17 St. John's University
  • 1:46 Pace University
  • 2:23 Arkansas State University
  • 3:02 Top Computer Science Programs

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Database administration and data warehousing are typically covered within broader computer science or information technology-related programs. Relevant degree options are available and the undergraduate and graduate levels. The four schools highlighted here offer strong training for students interested in database administration and data warehousing at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level. Each school was nationally or regionally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2017.

DePaul University

In Chicago, Illinois, DePaul University's College of Computing and Digital Media has been honored by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. DePaul University, a private institution with six Chicago-based campuses, ranked among the top 150 schools in the U.S. in 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. In the same year, the university was classified as one of the best Midwestern colleges by The Princeton Review. DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in information systems, information technology and computer science. Students can also pursue concentrations in database administration and warehousing.

St. John's University

St. John's University in Queens, New York, has a student/faculty ration of 17:1. St. John's University is a private Catholic school that U.S. News & World Report ranked 164th among national universities in 2017. The university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a bachelor's degree program in computer science. In addition to topics in computer graphics and computation, students can pursue online coursework in database systems.

Pace University

Pace University in New York, New York, is home to the Seidenburg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, which has one of the largest internship programs in New York City. Pace University is a private institution that placed 188th on U.S. News & World Report's list of national universities in 2017. The School of Computer Science and Information Sciences offers a graduate program in information science with a concentration in database management and technologies. Concentrated coursework includes topics in Web and Internet security, database management and database programming.

Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University in Jonesborough, Arkansas, houses the Department of Computer and Information Technology, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. At Arkansas State University, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Computer Science. These programs include coursework in relevant topics, such as database systems and advanced data structures. Coursework covers the theory of computation, and students also get intensive training in the use of industry-standard information technology tools. For 2017, the school was ranked #20 among public schools in the South.

Top Computer Science Programs

Here are some more schools with particularly strong programs in this field.

School Name Distinction Location
Bellevue College Database certificate programs available in three different concentrations Bellevue, WA
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Graduate computer science programs ranked #48 in the country by U.S. New & World Report in 2014 Raleigh, NC

Even though most schools do not offer programs specifically in database administration or data warehousing, there are well-regarded institutions around the country that provide education in the subject through broader programs, such as computer science or information technology.

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