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2021 Best Computer Systems Networking Schools

158 Colleges
$40,649 Avg Salary
$26,339 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Computer Systems Networking School for You

Computer Systems Networking is the #82 most popular major in the country with 14,055 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Computer Systems Networking Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 158 schools in the United States to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Computer Systems Networking Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for networking majors pursuing a .

Top 15% Best Computer Systems Networking Schools

Our 2021 rankings named MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh the best school in the United States for computer systems networking students. MyComputerCareer.edu is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Raleigh.

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#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

The excellent programs at Johns Hopkins University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer systems networking schools in the United States. Johns Hopkins is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Baltimore.

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#3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Carnegie Mellon University is a great place for computer systems networking students. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Out of the 158 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, North Carolina State University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

PC AGE-Metropark

Iselin, NJ

The excellent programs at PC AGE-Metropark helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best computer systems networking schools in the United States. PC AGE-Metropark is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Iselin.

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Dunwoody College of Technology landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer systems networking programs. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

On average, networking graduates from Dunwoody College of Technology take out $16,000 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $166.

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#7

P C Age-Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ

P C Age-Jersey City ranked #7 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. Located in the large city of Jersey City, P C Age-Jersey City is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Rochester Institute of Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer systems networking students. Located in the large suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that networking majors at RIT take out is $27,000. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northeastern University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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#10

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus

Westerville, OH

MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus ranked #10 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. MyComputerCareer is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Westerville.

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#11

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer systems networking students. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

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Iowa Central Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for computer systems networking students. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the remote town of Fort Dodge, Iowa Central Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, networking graduates from Iowa Central Community College take out $21,262 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $221.

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Fox Valley Technical College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Systems Networking Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public college with a large student population.

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With a ranking of #14, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well on this year’s best schools for computer systems networking students. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the city of Minneapolis.

On average, networking graduates from UMN Twin Cities take out $19,312 in student loans while working on their degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $200.

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#15

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

Century College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. Located in the suburb of White Bear Lake, Century College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology ranked #16 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. WIT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

Networking majors at WIT take out an average of $26,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Systems Networking Schools ranking. Located in the city of Milwaukee, MATC is a public school with a large student population.

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Systems Networking Schools ranking. Located in the distant town of Winona, SMU MN is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#19

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#20

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer systems networking programs. Located in the midsize city of Syracuse, Syracuse is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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MyComputerCareer.edu-Indianapolis ranked #21 on this year’s Best Computer Systems Networking Schools list. MyComputerCareer.edu-Indianapolis is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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#22

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

New England Institute of Technology landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best computer systems networking programs. New England Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of East Greenwich.

The average amount in student loans that networking majors at New England Tech take out is $16,499. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $171.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Computer Systems Networking Schools ranking. UMN Duluth is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Duluth.

Networking majors at UMN Duluth take out an average of $27,000 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Computer Systems Networking Schools award.

Rank College Location
24 Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus Paramus, NJ
25 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
26 Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
27 Herzing University - Kenner Kenner, LA
28 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
29 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
30 Herzing University - Akron Akron, OH
31 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Computer Systems Networking by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Computer Systems Networking is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

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 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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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