Top School in Sioux Falls, SD, for an Information Systems Security Bachelor's Degree

Oct 20, 2021

School and Ranking Information

Students in Sioux Falls, SD, who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree in information systems security have limited options. Based on ranking and student enrollment, the following university is considered a top school in the Sioux Falls area for information systems security bachelor's degree studies:

  • Winner: Dakota State University, located in Madison, is the only postsecondary institution within 50 miles of Sioux Falls that awards a bachelor's degree in information systems security. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in cyber operations. Bachelor's degree programs in computer science, information systems and network and security administration also provide studies in information systems security and related topics.

School Info Chart

Category Dakota State University
Ranking #84 (tie) Best Regional Universities (Midwest) (2020)*
Location Madison, South Dakota
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2019-2020) Undergrad: $9,536 (in state); $12,606 (out-of-state)**
Information Systems Security Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in 2018-2019 60**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2013 Entering Class 43%**
Noteworthy The university offers a one-of-a-kind hacking lab where students learn how to recognize and thwart potential attacks***

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

Dakota State University

  • Fast Track programs available
  • Studies combine classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities
  • Students have access to an Advanced Computer Technology Lab and an Information Assurance Lab

Dakota State University (DSU) is a public 4-year university located about 40 miles northeast of Sioux Falls in Madison, SD. The school has an enrollment of more than 3,300 students. DSU offers three academic colleges and more than 35 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Business and Information Systems offers degree programs in computer science, business and information systems.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations program learn about the history and fundamentals of information systems, network security and computer technology. They also learn how to guarantee the safety of computer networks, secure data and protect computers from cyber attacks. Courses within the 120-credit-hour program cover networking, computer hardware, computer science, database management and network security.

A fundamental course in information security is offered in the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Science in Network and Security Administration programs as well as in the project management concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems program.

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