Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
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Computer systems networking and telecommunications is a program that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in computer systems networking and telecommunications at each level last year.
05K10K15K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreeResearch Doctorate
People with this bachelor's degree have gone to work in these careers
Managers (specialized areas)Computer support specialistsApplications and systems softw...Computer network architects Computer occupations (speciali...Marketing and sales managersFinancial managersRetail salespersonsWeb developersComputer, automated teller, an...Chief executives and legislato...Designers
Computer Networking and Telecommunications majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all computer systems networking and telecommunications graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 62% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 43% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in computer systems networking and telecommunications earned in the last academic year, 14% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 83% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study Computer Networking and Telecommunications (which combines 2 programs). These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$31K$37K$47K$66K$52K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KPost-master's CertMaster's DegreeBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$11K$21K$42K$42K$35K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KPost-master's CertMaster's DegreeBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Computer Systems Analysts
$0$200K$89K
633,900
8.8%
53,400
Computer Network Support Specialists
$0$200K$63K
191,300
6.4%
17,400
Computer Network Architects
$0$200K$109K
159,300
5.3%
12,200
Information Security Analysts
$0$200K$98K
112,300
31.6%
12,800
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer computer systems networking and telecommunications degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
ASA College
NY
3,881
32.7
$26,401
29%
37%
Adirondack Community College
NY
2,666
31.1
$8,436
53%
27%
Aiken Technical College
SC
1,691
35.3
$3,386
45%
22%
Alamance Community College
NC
2,893
28.3
$10,774
23%
Alexandria Technical & Community College
MN
1,925
31.4
$13,735
76%
63%
Allan Hancock College
CA
6,701
37.4
$5,315
40%
23%
Allen County Community College
KS
1,554
49.7
$7,851
47%
15%
American Business and Technology University
MO
450
6.8
$21,610
26%
47%
American River College
CA
18,152
54.5
$6,834
38%
23%
Anne Arundel Community College
MD
7,923
32.4
$14,076
55%
33%
Anoka - Ramsey Community College
MN
5,479
43.3
$11,594
63%
19%
Antelope Valley College
CA
9,120
53.6
$7,369
29%
29%
Antonelli College - Jackson
MS
533
60.8
$21,274
28%
25%
Aparicio - Levy Technical College
FL
98
39.5
$3,355
Arapahoe Community College
CO
5,036
49.4
$7,610
58%
24%
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
AR
991
23.2
$10,207
56%
54%
Arkansas State University Mid - South
AR
897
23.2
$11,174
14%
Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College
NC
5,734
32.0
$6,893
61%
29%
Atlantic Technical College
FL
1,593
9.2
$6,549
Austin Community College District
TX
24,069
43.0
$4,194
51%
8%
Graduate program details
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Many schools provide information to Peterson's about their graduate programs, and Ididio has licensed that data to share with you. The data is reported by program name and subject, and we have worked to match that data with the standard "CIP" titles that are the basis of these program pages. Please be aware that only a subset of all possible graduate programs share the details about financial support and admissions numbers with Peterson's. To see a complete list of schools who have graduated students with this degree, the previous section is much more reliable; however, this is a great place to look for a hint of schools that may offer financial support. You can see more details about each school's graduate programs in the Programs Offered section within that school's Ididio page.

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Total applicants
Percentage Admitted
Application Fee
Grad students with aid
Rochester Institute of Technology
MS Program in Telecommunications Engineering Technology (Master of Science)
NY
138
75%
$65
62
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