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2021 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

8 Colleges
$21,664 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$52,200 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 14,055 computer systems networking students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 most popular in the country.

There are so many computer science programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Computer Science Degree Search has developed this Best Value Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 8 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best value graduate certificate programs for networking students. The goal was to highlight schools with more affordable prices than others offering similar quality experiences.

This ranking is not just a list of inexpensive schools. We also consider each school's quality, since we believe a low-quality school may not be a 'bargain' at any price. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

For nationwide and regional rankings, we use out-of-state tuition and fees in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2021 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for networking majors pursuing a graduate certificate.

Best Schools for Affordable Quality for a Postbaccalaureate Certificates in Networking

Our 2021 rankings named University of Nebraska at Omaha the best value school in the United States for computer systems networking students working on their graduate certificate. UNOMAHA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Omaha.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at UNOMAHA are $16,020 per year.

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Out of the 8 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland Global Campus landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UMGC are $12,132 a year.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means DeVry University - Illinois is a great value for computer systems networking students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the large city of Chicago, DeVry University - Illinois is a private for-profit school with a large student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at DeVry University - Illinois are $17,552 a year.

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DeVry University - Pennsylvania

Ft. Washington, PA

Out of the 8 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, DeVry University - Pennsylvania landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Ft. Washington, DeVry University - Pennsylvania is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

DeVry University - Pennsylvania graduate students pay an average of $17,552 in tuition and fees each year.

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DeVry University - Ohio

Columbus, OH

Out of the 8 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, DeVry University - Ohio landed the # 5 spot on the list. DeVry University - Ohio is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Columbus.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at DeVry University - Ohio are $17,552 a year.

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DeVry University - California landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best value graduate certificate computer systems networking programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Pomona, DeVry University - California is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

DeVry University - California graduate students pay an average of $17,552 in tuition and fees each year.

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Stevens Institute of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer systems networking students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Stevens graduate students pay an average of $37,990 in tuition and fees each year.

On top of its placing in our value ranking, Stevens also did well on our Best Computer Systems Networking Graduate Certificate Schools list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for computer systems networking students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public school with a very large student population.

GMU graduate students pay an average of $36,960 in tuition and fees each year.

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One of 10 majors within the computer science area of study, computer systems networking has other similar majors worth exploring.

Networking Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 14,055

Majors Similar to Networking

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Technology 33,399
Information Science 17,779
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ludovic.ferre.

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