Best cybersecurity schools and programs

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Are you a career-focused professional searching for the best cybersecurity programs? Discover several of the top colleges and universities with affordable tuition and impressive academic reputations.

Consider college and program-specific grants, scholarships, and work-study jobs as well as education awards and other financial aid resources.

When selecting the best programs, research each school’s accreditation, recruitment and enrollment efforts, and full-time and part-time graduation and retention rates, along with online degree options.

Best cybersecurity schools and programs

The data for this list was collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Scorecard datasets.

While several schools achieved high rankings, the following list draws from a subset of top-rated, regionally accredited schools and historically Black colleges and universities. Rankings were based on many factors such as computer science scholarships, online cybersecurity degree options, and affordable tuition and fees.

Several top-rated colleges and universities have been listed. The data is accurate as of time of publication. 

Prior to enrollment, prospective students are encouraged to check the school’s websites and terms and conditions.

1.  Bentley University

Bentley University’s cybersecurity risk management certificate offers students and working professionals experience in information security. Prospective students can earn a CompTIA, ISACA, Cloud Security Alliance, or (ISC)2 certification. Students pay $9,900 for the certificate program and prepare for certification exams. The university ranks first for career services and promotes diversity-related initiatives.

2.  Bowie State University

Bowie State University offers a graduate certificate, bachelor’s, and advanced computer science degrees with a cybersecurity specialization. Students may earn a computer technology bachelor’s degree in alpha and beta testing, cloud computing, and other related specializations. The university is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and a top five institution for African American technology graduates.

3.  Butler University

Butler University offers students and working professionals a four-module cyber risk management certificate. This self-paced program is $1,995 and may be completed in 3 to 10 hours. Students will gain program-specific experience in understanding pure risk and cyber risk, identifying third party errors and omissions, and interpreting cyber risk insurance

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