School and Ranking Information
There are 2 different campuses of the same private for-profit institution in Albuquerque that offer programs in information technology (IT). The next-closest school, also a for-profit institution, is nearly 50 miles away. Based on location, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered the top area school for studying information technology:
- Winner: National American University - Albuquerque has the more centrally situated location of the 2 NAU campuses in the city. The university offers undergraduate degrees in information technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||National American University - Albuquerque|
|School Type||4-year, private for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$12,423*|
|Information Technology Degrees Offered||Associate's, Bachelor's|
|Information Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||5*|
|Most Popular Information Technology Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (5 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||25%*|
|Noteworthy||National American University - Albuquerque is regarded as one of the chief campuses of the system's nearly 40 locations nationwide**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **National American University - Albuquerque website
National American University - Albuquerque
- National American University - Albuquerque offers multiple degree level options in IT to accommodate a student's desired program length
- The information technology bachelor's program features numerous concentrations
- Information technology courses, in addition to general education courses, may be taken in the classroom or online
National American University - Albuquerque has been in operation since 1975. This institution awards bachelor's and associate's degrees, in addition to certificates. National American University - Albuquerque enrolls around 400 students. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology and Associate of Applied Science in Applied Information Technology.
The bachelor's program has a 51-credit major core with classes including computer ethics, programming and Linux. There are a total of 6 different emphasis areas for the bachelor's program, with some being security, information systems and database administration. Both of the associate's degree programs are 93 credits in length. The associate's program in information technology has a core that includes website design and 2 database courses. The applied information technology associate's program requires students to choose electives in 4 areas, including business and operating systems. The program's specialty core may be up to 36 credits, with some of the covered topics being computer science and networks.