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2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

There are about 25,709 students enrolled in Network and System Administration in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

5,416

Vs. National Avg.

-66%

popularity Rank

#139

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$11K

Vs. National Avg.

-55%

cost Rank

#397

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$32K

Vs. National Avg.

-19%

salary Rank

#394

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-19%

professors Rank

#393

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-7%

students Rank

#372

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Network and System Administration is a valuable choice and often a required first step for undergraduates hoping to begin a career as a business systems senior analyst, a system technician, or an information systems technology specialist. In fact, network and system administration is a ​unique major being the 294th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 412 network and system administration graduates. In-state tuition for network and system administration at private institutions are more pricey than their public fellows by 0.01%.

With just 54 schools having programs for this degree you may have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other network and system administration undergrads, consider looking at schools in Utah which have more undergrads admitted to network and system administration than any other state. More generally, the top region to get a degree in network and system administration is in the Rocky Mountains region with Lewis-Clark State College, Western Governors University, and Neumont College of Computer Science best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in network and system administration is the North Star Athletic Association with Bellevue University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for network and system administration is Michigan Technological University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the best school for every student. There might be a bunch more facets to think about when deciding on college. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could affect your choice on where to go to university. At authority.org, we've examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which network and system administration college boasts the best campus, the answer is Central Connecticut State University. If, for example, you are very interested in which college has the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick for the school with the best student life for network and system administration is Michigan Technological University. Curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might consider avoiding Michigan Technological University. Michigan Technological University&nbspappears to be the most expensive university for network and system administration, at least for out of state attendance. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the expense of Michigan Technological University&nbspinto perspective. You may also be interested to know that network and system administration is the 394th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average expense of $9,800. On a broader scale, the most costly state for network and system administration in the country is Michigan with expenses at the primary institution, Michigan Technological University, of $36,688. Even more broadly, the most costly region for network and system administration is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Michigan Technological University with a cost of $36,688, and Herzing University-Madison with a cost of $13,320.

Our cheapest region for network and system administration is the Far West region which is represented by Whatcom Community College with a cost of $9,750 and Yakima Valley College with a cost of $4,243. In better news, the most affordable school for network and system administration is Yakima Valley College. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $9,000 for a degree in network and system administration. That cost grows a little to a median of $18,500 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university with the best value for network and system administration: Michigan Technological University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list of the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for network and system administration majors can cover a wide range, but within two years graduation students will typically earn around $58,800. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $96,700. Even right out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the network and system administration field make $36,100, which could be worse. The top earning grads for network and system administration come from Michigan Technological University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of network and system administration is near the bottom, ranking in only the 9th percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for network and system administration is Bellevue University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Network and System Administration major only ranks in the 6th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 21st percentile. White students compose the largest share, 74%, of those studying network and system administration. Additionally, 92% of students pursuing a network and system administration degree are men.

The median ranking for network and system administration professors is 3.7 stars, a score which is 7% worse than the median for all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you are interested in the most popular network and system administration instructor in the country, consider looking up Glenn Downing from The University of Texas at Austin. This may surprise you, but the best rated instructors for network and system administration from student rankings come from University of Central Florida. If we incorporate data beyond basic rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for network and system administration is Michigan Technological University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the top instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for network and system administration is Central Connecticut State University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that looking at higher education from context only formed from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different topics and peruse a couple of our insightful background articles on essential things to look out for as you progress with your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

B

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University of St Thomas

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

96%

Acceptance

3,938

Students

#927

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Michigan Technological University

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

70%

Acceptance

7,786

Students

#259

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA | https://foothill.edu/

0%

Acceptance

29,967

Students

#2170

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, WI | https://www.witc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,668

Students

#1608

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

D

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI | www.morainepark.edu/

0%

Acceptance

6,875

Students

#1948

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY | www.buffalo.edu/

67%

Acceptance

35,509

Students

#264

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Hallmark University

San Antonio, TX | https://www.hallmarkuniversity.edu/

41%

Acceptance

1,293

Students

#822

Ranking

$0

Tuition

D

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD | www.southeasttech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,956

Students

#1921

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD | umbc.edu/

69%

Acceptance

15,403

Students

#385

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

B

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD | www.ubalt.edu/

80%

Acceptance

5,198

Students

#850

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

D

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Fox Valley Technical College

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

0%

Acceptance

18,341

Students

#1872

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, WI | https://www.wctc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

10,641

Students

#2412

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

B

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, SD | https://www.mitchelltech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,381

Students

#861

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA | www.rtc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

5,869

Students

#1804

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Network and System Administration

Western Technical College

El Paso, TX | www.westerntech.edu/

0%

Acceptance

1,935

Students

#2089

Ranking

$0

Tuition

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