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States with computer networking schools

How will your computer networking education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the computer networking education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. There are 1,197 traditional computer networking schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had computer networking programs were:

  1. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California
  3. New York University - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In the US, 21,784 students graduated from computer networking programs in 2010. Of these students, 8,568 graduated from certificate programs in computer networking, 12,434 graduated from undergraduate programs in computer networking, and 782 graduated from graduate-level programs in computer networking.


Students can pursue education in computer networking at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Master's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Networking
  • Certificate in Computer Networking

During the course of their computer networking education, students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge:

  • Computer Maintenance
  • Computer Hardware
  • Protocol Mechanisms
  • Troubleshooting
  • Computer/Network Security


The average tuition at computer networking schools around the nation was $19,757 per year in 2010. The computer networking schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, students paid $40,920
  3. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California, students paid $39,183

The computer networking schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Michigan Career and Technical Institute - located in Plainwell, Michigan, students paid $3,750
  2. North Carolina A & T State University - located in Greensboro, North Carolina, students paid $3,696
  3. University of North Carolina at Greensboro - located in Greensboro, North Carolina, students paid $4,234

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for computer network administrators over the next few years:

  1. Virginia - 39%
  2. Nevada - 36%
  3. Idaho - 30%


Computer network administrators in the US can make an average of $67,364 per year. However, the salary for a computer network administrator can greatly vary based on factors such as your employer, professional associations and certifications or education. On average, a computer network administrator earns the most in the following states:

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