Top School in San Bernardino, CA, for a Communications Technology Degree

Oct 20, 2021

School and Ranking Information

While no school in the San Bernardino, CA, area offers studies directly in communications technology, students can find some communications technology classes in degree programs in computer and electrical engineering. Based on rankings, school type and student population, the following university is considered a top school in the San Bernardino area for studies relating to communications technology:

  • Winner: The University of California - Riverside is the only public and the largest school in terms of enrollment in the San Bernardino area that offers programs relating to communications technology. Students can pursue a bachelor's or master's degree in computer engineering or a master's or doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

School Info Chart

Note: Degrees Awarded and Most Popular Degree sections reflect degrees granted in computer, electrical and electronics engineering

Category University of California - Riverside
Ranking #91 (tie) Best National Universities (2020)*
Location Riverside, California
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2019-2020) Undergrad: $13,853 (in state); $43,607 (out-of-state)**
Communications Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Communications Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2018-2019 150 (for both computer engineering and electrical and electronics engineering)*
Most Popular Communications Technology Degree in 2018-2019 Bachelor's (99 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2013 Entering Class 76%**
Noteworthy Undergraduate engineering programs rank #83 among national universities (2020)*;
graduate computer engineering program ranks #37 (2020)*;
graduate electrical/electronics communications engineering programs rank #31 among national universities (2020)*

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

University of California - Riverside

  • Combined bachelor's/master's 5-year degree programs in computer or electrical engineering available
  • Student chapters of various engineering organizations and society available on campus
  • Computer and electrical engineering faculty consists of IEEE and AAAS Fellows and NSF CAREER Award recipients

The University of California - Riverside is a 4-year, public school located about 14 miles from San Bernardino, CA. It enrolls more than 25,000 students in 101 bachelor's and 94 master's and doctoral degree programs. The Bourns College of Engineering consists of eight departments, including those in computer engineering and electrical and computer engineering. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in these areas offer coursework in communications technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer or Electrical Engineering programs focus on six areas of training. They include humanities, basic sciences, engineering science, mathematics, computer skills and laboratory experience. Students who choose the emphasis in communications, signal processing and networking fundamentals will take courses in fiber optic communications and digital communications systems.

The Master of Science in Computer or Electrical Engineering programs offer an area of specialization in communications and signal processing. Courses address wireless communication systems, fiber optics and photonics. Students should have a master's degree in electrical engineering or a related field before applying to enroll in the Ph.D. in Computer or Electrical Engineering program. They should then take a minimum of 36 quarter-hour units while also preparing their doctoral dissertation. Doctoral students are required to develop their own plan of study in the program.

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