There are few schools within 10 miles of Miramar with networking programs, and most of them are for-profit 4-year schools. Due to its school type, tuition and student services, this is the top school in the area for networking education:
- Winner: Barry University is a non-profit 4-year school near Miramar. This private university has an undergraduate information technology degree with an available networking specialization.
School Info Chart
|School Type||4-year, private non-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)||$31,540*|
|Networking Programs Offered||Bachelor's in IT|
|Bachelor's in IT Degrees Awarded (2020-2021)||22*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2015 Entering Class||41%*|
|Noteworthy||Students pursuing the IT bachelor's degree with a networking focus can receive up to 30 credits for community service or experience**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Barry University website
- The IT department has courses that employ a variety of formats, including online and video conferencing courses
- IT course offerings can prepare students for various networking certifications, such as for Network+ and Cisco
- Courses offered as part of an IT program on campus have classes that are convenient for working students on evenings and the weekend
Barry University has over 100 programs between its undergraduate and graduate degree offerings. This institution has a low ratio of students to faculty at 15 to 1.
The School of Professional and Career Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in network and systems engineering. The IT major core covers courses on telecommunications and databases. The networking concentration includes courses on Microsoft networks and network administration. Some of the elective options look at Linux as well as advanced networking.