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2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

There are about 90,552 students enrolled in Computer and Information Systems Security in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

19,869

Vs. National Avg.

26%

popularity Rank

#56

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$18K

Vs. National Avg.

-24%

cost Rank

#345

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$37K

Vs. National Avg.

-8%

salary Rank

#335

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-6%

professors Rank

#336

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-0%

students Rank

#257

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Computer and Information Systems Security is a valuable choice and naturally a mandatory first step for undergraduates choosing to enter a career as a white hat hacker, a cyber security engineer, or a cyber security specialist. Interestingly, computer and information systems security is a fairly common choice ranking as the 83rd most popular major. In the last year, there were 4,882 computer and information systems security degrees conferred. In-state tuition for computer and information systems security at private institutions is, on average, 3.1 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

There are 194 institutions which offer computer and information systems security. 194 schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to surround yourself with other computer and information systems security students, consider universities in Utah which have the most students admitted to computer and information systems security annually. Zooming out, the best region to pursue computer and information systems security is in the Mid East region with Wilmington University, University of Maryland Global Campus, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study computer and information systems security is the Big Ten Conference with Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus representing the conference. Based on our list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for computer and information systems security is Bentley University.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There might be many more angels to weigh when choosing institution. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could definitely alter one's feelings on where to go to school. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which computer and information systems security college boasts the best campus, the answer is Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. If you are very interested in which college is home to the best campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for computer and information systems security is Bentley University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about Authority's top choices. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If price is a major influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding George Washington University. George Washington University&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for computer and information systems security, at least for out of state attendance. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the price tag at George Washington University&nbspinto perspective. You could also care to know that computer and information systems security is the 303rd most expensive program in the United States, with an average expense of $23,600. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for computer and information systems security nationally is District of Columbia demonstrated with a tuition of $54,453 at the main college in the state George Washington University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for computer and information systems security is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Bentley University with a cost of $50,060, Champlain College with a cost of $41,728, and Norwich University with a cost of $39,234.

Our cheapest region for computer and information systems security is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs with a cost of $11,896, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Western Governors University with a cost of $6,380. More optimistically, the most affordable school for computer and information systems security is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $9,900 for a degree in computer and information systems security. That cost balloons intensely to an average of $18,400 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college constituting the best value for computer and information systems security: Bentley University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list about the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for computer and information systems security students differ widely, but within two years leaving college graduates will regularly earn around $64,800. There can be much variation in earnings; top earners can experience pay up to $102,900. Even right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the computer and information systems security field make $40,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from computer and information systems security attended Stevens Institute of Technology&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of computer and information systems security is solid, coming in the 59th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for computer and information systems security is George Washington University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Computer and Information Systems Security only stands within the 27th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 63rd percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 57%, of those studying computer and information systems security. Additionally, 81% of undergraduates pursuing a computer and information systems security degree are men.

The median rating of computer and information systems security professors is 4.1 stars, which is 2% greater than the average score across every major; this is a good score. If you want the most popular computer and information systems security instructor nationally, take a look at Mohamed Gebril at George Mason University. It might be shocking, but the top ranked professors for computer and information systems security by student are at Illinois State University. If we incorporate data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with the overall best professors for computer and information systems security is Stevens Institute of Technology. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for computer and information systems security is Tulane University of Louisiana. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that looking at the education process with a perspective mainly formed from superlatives might create problems. We encourage you to explore our more focused pages on different schools and peruse a couple of our helpful background 'blog posts' on important things to consider as you continue your school search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA | https://tulane.edu/

11%

Acceptance

14,652

Students

#71

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI | https://www.mtu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

7,786

Students

#259

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA | https://www.richmond.edu/

31%

Acceptance

4,534

Students

#70

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ | www.stevens.edu/

53%

Acceptance

8,158

Students

#66

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

B

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS | https://www.msstate.edu/

80%

Acceptance

24,449

Students

#772

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Bentley University

Waltham, MA | www.bentley.edu/

58%

Acceptance

5,579

Students

#78

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

D

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD | www.southeasttech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,956

Students

#1921

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

D

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, WI | https://www.fvtc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

18,341

Students

#1872

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA | www.sbcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,624

Students

#2906

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

B

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY | www.uwyo.edu/

94%

Acceptance

13,616

Students

#869

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

DePaul University

Chicago, IL | https://www.depaul.edu/

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

University of St Thomas

Houston, TX | https://www.stthom.edu/

96%

Acceptance

3,938

Students

#927

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Computer and Information Systems Security

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY | www.jjay.cuny.edu/

37%

Acceptance

19,553

Students

#467

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

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