Best Online Master’s in Information Technology Programs: Students Before Profits Award 2018

The Students Before Profits Awards were created to recognize nonprofit colleges and universities offering degrees that put students before profits and education before the bottom-line.  For our ranking of the 2018 Online Master’s in Information Technology winners, we chose online Information Technology degree programs from nonprofit colleges and universities, accredited by independent and trusted accreditation boards, with lower than average tuition costs, and have ranked them by affordability.

Modern students have many different factors to take into account when deciding which college program is right for them.  The two largest constraints that many students run into are time and money.  Most students have to consider the amount of time needed to complete a program and whether or not it will interfere with current obligations, while also making sure that it is a degree that they can afford.  At Nonprofit Colleges Online, we believe that the best way for students to alleviate these stresses is to take their education online.  Typically, online programs are able to be offered to students at a much cheaper tuition rate than their on campus counterpart.  Colleges are able to cut costs and remove overhead when offering a degree online and these savings are typically passed on to the student.  Online programs also allow students to create tailor-made schedules that can work around whatever current obligation that a student may have.  Whether a student is already working in the field, has an internship, a part-time job, is a parent, or whatever multitude of possible scenarios, online programs allow that student to create a schedule that works best for them.

An online Master’s of Information Technology degree is an incredibly useful and powerful degree program for a student to posses when deciding to enter into the field as an IT professional.  Students in this type of program will be able to increase their marketability and earning potential beyond that of the average IT worker.  By going beyond just learning computer programming and other technology expertise, students will also work to learn project management, leadership, and managerial skills necessary to prepare students for higher-level roles within the field of information technology.  Students will be ready for roles such as systems architect, business analyst, data processing manager, and potentially chief information officer.  Through the completion of a Master’s of Information Technology, graduates will have set themselves apart from the pack and will be in the best position to receive the most sought after positions within their field.

Note that tuition rates listed below are based on cost per credit and individual programs may have additional fees.

#1. Dakota State University

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For the past two decades, Dakota State University has been at the cutting-edge of utilizing technology in the classroom.  Since the early 2000s, Dakota State University has been providing students both tablets and laptop computers to help with in-class studies, while also mandating that all students take introductory courses in programming and computing.  Because of this dedication to the advancement of technology education, the National Security Agency awarded the school with the designation of “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations” and “National Center of Academic Excellence in Research”.  Founded in 1881, North Dakota State University was originally named Madison Normal School and was one of the earliest school’s in the newly settled Dakota Territory.  Now, Dakota State University enrolls 3,000 students at it’s Madison, North Dakota campus.  Dakota State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at Dakota State University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.  Through this program of study, students will gain the highest-level of mastery in knowledge and techniques needed to become future leaders in IT.  Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for jobs such as IT manager, database administrator, application developer, and much more.  This program is available entirely online.  Dakota State University does not require students to visit their campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Dakota State University’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $11,280

#2. Western Governors University

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In a meeting of the Western Governors Association in 1996, Governor Mike Leavitt of Utah called for the establishment of a school that would serve the area.  Based upon a competency-based learning model, the school would focus primarily on distance education in order to serve the entire area represented by the Western Governors Association.  This school would become to be known as Western Governors University.  Through a tight focus on distance education, Western Governors University has been able to control cost and reach a large amount of students.  Founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, Western Governors University also runs campuses in Washington, Indiana, Missouri, Texas, Nevada, and Tennessee and boasts a student body of 77,000.  Western Governors University is a private institution.

Program Overview

At Western Governors University, students are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree.  Students in this program of study will gain an in-depth master of advanced technical expertise while advancing their management knowledge.  Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to maintain complex IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Western Governors University campus to complete this program. A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Western Governors University’s Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Tuition: $11,560

#3. University of Illinois Springfield

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Through the passage of a key piece of legislation, the Illinois General Assembly called for the establishment of Sangamon State University in 1969, the school that would eventually become the University of Illinois Springfield. Named Sangamon State University until 1995, the school was then incorporated into the University of Illinois school system.  At this point, the name was changed to the University of Illinois Springfield.  Enrolling nearly 5,500 students, the University of Illinois Springfield is located in Springfield, Illinois.  Currently, over fifty different programs of study are offered at the school, many of which are available online.  University of Illinois Springfield is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Management Information Systems degree is available to students at the University of Illinois Springfield.  In this program, students will learn the critical skills needed to develop and maintain large information systems.  Students will also gain valuable management knowledge needed to help oversee large teams of IT professionals.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the University of Illinois Springfield campus to complete this program. A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Illinois Springfield’s Master of Science in Management Information Systems degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $13,032

#4. Mississippi State University

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Named the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi upon its establishment, Mississippi State University was quickly referred to as Mississippi A&M by its alumni and faculty in the early years.  Receiving funding through the Morill Act, Mississippi State University’s original mission was to teach students “agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanical carts…without excluding other scientific and classical studies, including military tactics.”  In 1932, the school’s name was simplified to Mississippi State College.  Eventually, the school was renamed to Mississippi State University.  Enrolling 3,400 students, Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at Mississippi State University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.  Through this course of study, students will develop a master of the concepts integral to becoming managers of vast IT networks and infrastructure.  This program of study also focuses on teaching students important management and human resource skills.  Mississippi State University offers this program entirely online and does not require students to visit their campus in order to complete this degree. A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Mississippi State University’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $13,710

#5. Kennesaw State University

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The Georgia Board of Regents called for the founding of Cobb County Junior College, the institution that would eventually become Kennesaw State University.  Opening in 1966, the school’s name was changed to Kennesaw Junior College.  Operating under this name for the next thirteen years, Kennesaw Junior College began to offer four-year degrees and the name of the school was changed to encompass the added breadth of programs.  Renamed Kennesaw College, graduate programs were added to the curriculum in 1988 and the school’s name was finally changed to Kennesaw State University in 2015 after merging with the nearby Southern Polytechnic University.  Enrolling over 36,000 students, Kennesaw State University is located in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Kennesaw State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered to students at Kennesaw State University.  In this program of study, students will advance their understanding of IT networks to the level of mastery.  Students will gain insight in information systems planning, development, implementation and operation.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Kennesaw State University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Kennesaw State University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $13,788

#6. California State University, Fullerton

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Orange County State College opened its door to fifty-two students in September, 1959 as the precursor to California State University, Fullerton.  The twelfth university in the state that was authorized grant degrees, the school was founded in Fullerton, California in order to provide education to the underserved local population.  Called Orange County State College until 1962, the school was renamed to Orange State College.  A few years later, the state of California worked to unify the naming structure of the school’s within the state and the name was changed to California State College at Fullerton and then changed once more to California State University, Fullerton in 1972.  Still located in Fullerton, California, California State University, Fullerton enrolls over 40,000 students.  California State University, Fullerton is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at California State University, Fullerton are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology degree.  In this program of study, students will gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to implement and maintain vast IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  California State University, Fullerton does not require students to visit their campus in order to complete this program.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: California State University, Fullerton’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Tuition: $15,540

#7. University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Dating back to the early 1890s, the University of Massachusetts Lowell originally operated as two independent schools.  Lowell State College and Lowell Technological Institute would eventually merge over the coming years to form the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  In 1975, the merged schools were added into the University of Massachusetts system and the school was renamed in 1991 to the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Now home to a student body of 17,500 students, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is the second-largest public university in the state and offers over 150 different academic programs. University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is available to students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Through this course of study, students will work to advance their understanding of IT networks as well as management skills in order to prepare themselves for careers as IT professionals.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $17,250

#8. Sam Houston State University

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One of the oldest teacher’s schools wester of the Mississippi River, Sam Houston State University is also the third oldest public university within the state of Texas.  Founded in 1879, Sam Houston State University was established in the city of Huntsville, Texas.  Named after Sam Houston, Texas politician, Sam Houston State University is located in the city that Sam Houston was buried.  Part of the Texas State University system, Sam Houston State University boasts a student body of over 21,000 students.  Currently offering 130 different programs of study, Sam Houston State University offers many of these programs online as well as on campus.  Sam Houston State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree at Same Houston State University.  Through this program of study, students will learn a master of IT network maintenance and planning skills while focusing closely on data security techniques.  This program is available entirely online. Students are not required to visit the Sam Houston State University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Sam Houston State University’s Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $17,370

#9. Arizona State University

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Accepting students under the name of the Territorial Normal School, Arizona State University opened its doors in 1885 in Tempe, Arizona.  Over the next century, the school would grow to become a crucial part of the city of Tempe.  As the school would grow, Arizona State University would add additional campuses located through the Phoenix metropolitan area.  in 2014, Arizona State University adopted a new model that it referred to as the “New American University” model.  Under this model, Arizona State University would accept more students and work to foster their unique abilities rather than create a school based on exclusion.  This change in philosophy resulted in Arizona State University having one of the largest student populations in the country: 82,000 students. Arizona State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered to students at Arizona State University.  Through this program of study, students will prepare for a career designing and maintaining IT networks while working to know the latest in IT security and management.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Arizona State University campus for its completion.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Arizona State University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $17,610

#10. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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North Carolina State Legislature called for the establishment of the State Normal and Industrial School in 1891.  Then a women’s college, the State Normal and Industrial School would eventually become the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  The school’s name was changed to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1963 – the same year that it accepted its first class of male students.  Established on West Lee Street in downtown Greensboro, the school grew quickly to encompass much of the downtown-area.  Now, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is  home to nearly 20,000 students able to pick from over 100 different areas of study.  University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are able to enroll in a Master of Science n Information Technology and Management degree.  In this program of study students will work to increase their IT knowledge and gain better understanding of both managerial techniques and technology.  This program is available entirely online. Students are not required to visit the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus to complete their studies.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $18,396

#11. Liberty University

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Senior Pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, Jerry Falwell, worked to found Liberty University in 1971.  Originally named the Lynchburg Baptist College, Jerry Falwell would work over the coming decades to transform the school into today’s Liberty University.  Jerry Falwell established the school with the singular goal of providing an opportunity for a higher education that was delivered with a Christian perspective.  Named for its location in Lynchburg, Virginia, the school was eventually renamed in 1985 to Liberty University.  Today, Liberty University enrolls approximately 15,000 students on campus and additional 100,000 students online. Liberty University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems degree is available to students at Liberty University.  Through this course of study, students will learn key IT networking competencies while advancing their knowledge of network security, computer ethics, management, and much more.  This program is available entirely online and does not require students to visit Liberty University for its completion.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Liberty University’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $21,780

#12. Southern New Hampshire University

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Established as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science, Southern New Hampshire University was founded in 1932.  Founded by husband and wife Harry A.B. Shapiro and Gertrude Crockett Shapiro, Southern New Hampshire University operated under the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science name for three decades until it was renamed to the New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce, and then eventually to Southern New Hampshire University.  As the school grew, it was forced to move to a larger campus on the border of Manchester and Hooksett where it currently resides.  Enrolling 3,000 students on campus, Southern New Hampshire University enrolls an additional 60,000 students online.  Southern New Hampshire University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is available to students at Southern New Hampshire University.  In this program of study students will work to deepen their understanding of the design, implementation, and maintenance of large IT networks.  Students will also work to learn more about management skills as well as network security techniques.  This program is available entirely online. Students are not required to visit the Southern New Hampshire University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Southern New Hampshire University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $22,572

#13. Carnegie Mellon University

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Founded by philanthropist and industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Technical School in Pittsburgh was the precursor to Carnegie Mellon University.  Founded in 1900, the Carnegie Technical School in Pittsburgh was founded to provide children working in the nearby mills with an opportunity to gain a proper education.  Modeled after the Charles Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Carnegie Technical School in Pittsburgh operated for twelve years before being renamed to Carnegie Institute of Technology.  At the same time, Richard B. Mellon founded Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.  These two schools would merge in 1967 to form Carnegie Mellon University.  Now enrolling a student body of nearly 13,500, Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Carnegie Mellon University is a private institution.

Program Overview

Students at Carnegie Mellon University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Systems Management degree.  Through this program of study, students will work to become leaders in enterprise-level networking.  Students will gain the skills necessary to plan, implement, and maintain some of the largest IT networks in the world.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Carnegie Mellon University campus to complete this program of study. A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Information Systems Management degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $23,580

#14. University of Maryland University College

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Started as a series of evening programs offered by the University of Maryland, the University of Maryland University College quickly outgrew its humble roots to become an entity all its own.  To serve students who were unable to attend a traditional college schedule, the University of Maryland opened the College of Special and Continuation Studies.  This program was designed to offer distance and non-traditional education to students.  By 1959, the program had become so large that it was spun off as its own school known as the University of Maryland University College.  Now, the University of Maryland University College enrolls approximately 90,000 students.  University of Maryland University College is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered to students at the University of Maryland University College.  In this program, students will gain the highest-level of IT skills while developing their management and leadership skills to become leaders in the field of IT.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the University of Maryland University College campus to complete this program. A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Maryland University College’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $23,724

#15. University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Former state Senator of Wisconsin, James Huff Stout, established a manual training school in the town of Menomonie, Wisconsin int he year 1891.  One of the first of its kind in the area, the manual training school aimed to teach a variety of vocational skills to prepare the local youth to enter into the workforce.  Over the coming decades, this manual training school would combine and consolidate with other programs to eventually become the Stout Institute.  In 1955, the Stout Institute was absorbed into the Wisconsin State Colleges system.  To honor James Huff Stout’s legacy, the school was renamed to the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Still located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has a student body of 9,600 students.  University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies degree.  In this program students will become experts in the field of IT networks as well as communication systems and services.  They will also hone their leadership and management skills in order to better lead teams of other IT professionals.  This program is avaible entirely online and does not require students to visit the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus for its completion.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $24,270

#16. Florida Institute of Technology

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Commonly referred to as Florida Tech or FIT by alumni and faculty, the Florida Institute of Technology began accepting its first class of students in 1958.  Originally located on the site of the Melbourne Municipal Airport, Florida Institute of Technology was originally established as the Brevard Engineering College by Dr. Jerome P. Keuper.  Utilizing buildings once used by the Naval Air Station, Brevard Engineering College quickly outgrew the available space and construction began on additional buildings.  In 1966, the school was renamed to the Florida Institute of Technology.  Now, Florida Institute of Technology enrolls approximately 6,600 students and is located in Melbourne, Florida.  Florida Institute of Technology is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered to students at Florida Institute of Technology.  In this program of study, students at Florida Institute of Technology will work to gain a deeper understanding of critical IT networking skills and challenges.  They will learn how to properly plan, implement, and maintain large IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Florida Institute of Technology campus to complete this program.  A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Florida Institute of Technology’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $25,641

#17. Franklin Pierce University

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Placing amongst Forbes Top Colleges in 2009, Franklin Pierce University is a small liberal college located in the state of New Hampshire.  Established by Frank S. DiPietro in 1962, the school was named for the only U.S. President to come from the state of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce.  Starting small, Franklin Pierce University experienced slow and steady growth in order to maintain the quality of the education provided to its students.  Located near the scenic Mount Monadnock, Franklin Pierce University overlooks Pearly Pond in the small town of Rindge, New Hampshire.  Now, Franklin Pierce University is currently home to 1,400 students.  Franklin Pierce University is a private institution.

Program Overview

Students at Franklin Pierce University are able to enroll in a Master of Business Administration in Information Technology degree.  Through this program of study students will learn crucial IT networking skills while also gaining a background in business administration.  This program is available entirely online and does not require students to visit the Franklin Pierce University campus to complete their studies.  A minimum of 39 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Franklin Pierce University’s Master of Business Administration in Information Technology degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $25,935

#18. Auburn University

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Chartered by the Alabama Legislature as the East Alabama Male College, Auburn University opened its doors to its first class of boys in 1856.  Originally operated by the Methodist Church, the East Alabama Male College would change dramatically over the coming decades.  Playing a critical role for the Confederacy during the Civil War, control Auburn University was transferred to the state of Alabama upon the close of the war.  After receiving funding from the federal government, the school was renamed to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama and then eventually to Auburn University in the 1960s.  Now, Auburn University enrolls 30,000 students in Auburn, Alabama.  Auburn University is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems degree is available to students at Auburn University.  Through this course of study, students will work to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to design, implement, and maintain large and complex IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Auburn University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Auburn University’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $26,250

#19. University of Georgia

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The General Assembly of Georgia called for the incorporation of a state-sponsored university in 1785.  The first state to charter such a university, plans for the development of the University of Georgia were underway.  However, it wasn’t until 1801 that the University of Georgia was officially established.  Originally known as Franklin College in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the University of Georgia was eventually renamed to its current name of University of Georgia.  Now known to most as UGA or Georgia, the University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia an enrolls a student population of approximately 36,000 students. University of Georgia is a public institution.

Program Overview

The University of Georgia offers students a Master of Science in Internet Technology degree.  Through this program of study, students will study the most cutting-edge communication and IT technologies in order to gain a master of the skills needed to plan, implement, and maintain advanced IT networks.  This program is available entirely online. Students are not required to visit the University of Georgia campus to complete this program. A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Georgia’s Master of Science in Internet Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $26,688

#20. Colorado State University

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Edward M. McCook, Governor of the Colorado Territory, signed legislation that called for the establishment of a state university that would eventually become Colorado State University in 1870.  However, the school remained on paper for the next few years due to a few different development issues.  Finally, a plot of land was donated for the school and funding was secured.  Colorado State University was to be established just outside of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Named the Colorado Agricultural College, the school was eventually added to the Colorado State University system and was renamed to Colorado State University.  Now, Colorado State University enrolls approximately 34,000 students.  Colorado State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Computer Information Systems degree is available to students at Colorado State University. Through this program of study, students will work advance their knowledge of information technology, project management, business systems, and much more to become leading IT professionals.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Colorado State University campus to complete this program.  A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Colorado State University’s Master of Computer Information Systems degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $26,961

#21. Regis University

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Seeking asylum in America, a group of Italian Jesuits settled in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1877.  Upon their settling of the area, the group began work to establish a new college that it would name Las Vegas College.  Eventually, this school would transform to become Regis University.  After operating the school successfully for a few years, the Bishop of Denver asked the Jesuits if they would be willing to move to the city of Denver to re-establish the school there.  At the request of the Bishop of Denver, the school was moved to Denver and combined with Sacred Heart College to form the College of the Sacred Heart.  In 1921, the school was renamed to Regis University in honor of Saint John Francis Regis.  Now, Regis University enrolls approximately 8,700 students in Denver, Colorado.  Regis University is a private institution.

Program Overview

At Regis University, students are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree.  In this program of study, students will work to gain a deeper understanding of information technologies while expanding their management and leadership skills and potential.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Regis University campus to complete.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Regis University’s Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $27,000

#22. Towson University

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In 1865, the Maryland Legislature called of the establishment of Towson University – what was then known as State Normal School.  The original purpose of the school was to provide a place for the state to train teachers.  In 1935, the school was renamed from State Normal School to the Maryland State Teachers College.  The school’s name was changed again to Towson State College in 1963, and then to Towson State University in 1976, and then finally to Towson University in 1997.  Named for its location in Towson, Maryland, Towson University is now currently home to a student body of just over 22,000 students and offers just over 100 different programs of study. Towson University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at Towson University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology degree.  Through this program of study students will work to gain a deeper understanding of systems development, IT project management, and business analysis.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Towson University campus in order to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Towson University’s Master of Science in Applied Information Technology degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $27,192

#23. University of Bridgeport

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Founded in 1927, the University of Bridgeport was originally known as the Junior College of Connecticut making it one of the first junior colleges in the Northeastern United States.  Two decades later, the school began offering four-year degrees and the name of the school was changed to the University of Bridgeport.  In 1979, the school expanded its curriculum to include doctorate degrees.  Known for its beautiful seaside campus, the University of Bridgeport received most of the land through a donation by P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey’s Circus.  Now, the University of Bridgeport enrolls approximately 5,000 students at its Bridgeport, Connecticut campus. University of Bridgeport is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Technology Management degree is available to students at the University of Bridgeport.  In this program of study, students will study the impact of changing technologies while learning how to design and implement new technology systems in a variety of different industries.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the University of Bridgeport campus for its completion.  A minimum of 34 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Bridgeport’s Master of Science in Technology Management degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $27,370

#24. Champlain College

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Opened in 1878, the Burlington Business School opened with the core mission of preparing men for “the business cares and responsibilities of life”.  In time, this school would transform to become Champlain College.  Over the next few years, the Burlington Business School worked to prepare men for the workforce until 1884 at which point the school began admitting women.  Eventually, the school was moved to the Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont, and the name of the school was changed to Champlain College. Now, Champlain College enrolls a student body of approximately 2,000 students and offers eighty different fields of study. Champlain College is a private institution.

Program Overview

Students at Champlain College are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Digital Forensics degree.  In this program of study, students will gain a background in IT network planning, design, and maintenance while focusing closely on the skills necessary to secure IT network and how to solve cyber crimes.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Champlain College campus complete this program.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Champlain College’s Master of Science in Digital Forensics degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $28,620

#25. Marist College

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Founded by two Catholic brothers, the Marist Brothers established Marist College in 1929 with the goal of education teachers.  Breaking ground on the new school in 1905, the Marist Brothers established Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  First named Saint Ann’s Hermitage, the school would be eventually renamed to Marist Normal Training School in 1929, then to Marian College in 1946 after receiving the ability to grant four-year degrees.  Finally, two years later in 1948 the school was renamed to Marist College.  Now, Marist College offers forty different bachelor’s programs and twelve different master’s programs to its nearly 6,500 students.  Marist College is a private institution.

Program Overview

Marist College offers students a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.  In this program of study, students will study the intricacies of large IT networks. They will also work to gain the skills necessary for the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of large IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Marist College campus at any point during their studies to complete this program.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Marist College’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $28,800

#26. Lawrence Technological University

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Founded during the Great Depression, Lawrence Technological University was founded by Russell E. Lawrence and his brother E. George Lawrence.  The two brothers came together in 1932 to work to realize their dream of founding a university dedicated to the dawning of the new technical era.  Run out of the same building that Henry Ford perfected the Model T assembly line, classes were held and Lawrence Technological University began its history.  Growing over the coming decades, Lawrence Technological University has evolved to become a major technological university.  Located in Southfield, Michigan, Lawrence Technological University is home to a student body of approximately 4,100 students.  Lawrence Technological University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is available to students at Lawrence Technological University. Through this program of study, students will work to gain an expertise in technology while learning about topics including finance, engineering, manufacturing, and logistics.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Lawrence Technological University campus. A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $28,800

#27. Pennsylvania State University

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Known by its faculty and alumni as Penn State, Pennsylvania State University was established 1855.  Originally known as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania, the scope of the school quickly expanded after receiving a donation of 200 acres of land.  Due to this expansion in campus size, the school was renamed to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania.  The school expanded further after receiving additional funding through the Morill Act.  In 1874, the school was renamed to Pennsylvania State College and then to Pennsylvania State University in 1953.  Located in State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University enrolls approximately 100,000 students.  Pennsylvania State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at Pennsylvania State University are able to enroll in a Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences degree.  In this program of study, students will study concepts such as cybersecurity and information assurance.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to maintain and secure IT networks.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Pennsylvania State University campus for its completion.  A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Pennsylvania State University’s Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $29,040

#28. University of Denver

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Appointee of Abraham Lincoln, Governor John Evans of the Colorado Territory, called for the founding of the Colorado Seminary, a precursor to the University of Denver, that would act to civilize the newly founded city of Denver.  At this time, Denver was nothing more than a mining camp, and John Evans hoped he could increase the city’s potential by creating a climate of learning.  In 1880, the school was renamed to the University of Denver.  Established in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountains.  Still located in Denver, Colorado, the University of Denver enrolls approximately 12,000 students.  University of Denver is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Technology Management degree is available to students at the University of Denver.  In this program of study, students will work to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to manage technologies or technical organizations.  This program is available entirely online. Students are not required to visit the University of Denver to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 48 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Denver’s Master of Science in Technology Management degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $31,680

#29. Nova Southeastern University

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Ranked among the nation’s top research universities, Nova Southeastern University has also been highly ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for its research efforts.  Accepting its first class of students in 1964, Nova Southeastern University’s original campus was located on an abandoned Naval Outlying Landing Field that had remained dormant since World War II.  Only offering graduate level courses at first, Nova Southeastern University’s curriculum eventually grew to encompass a wider array of courses.  Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is currently home to over 25,000 students and offers 175 different programs of study.  Nova Southeastern University is a private institution.

Program Overview

Students at Nova Southeastern University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology degree.  In this program of study, students will learn the skills needed to work within the field as a successful IT professional.  Students will study IT networks and learn how to plan, implement, and manage such systems.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Nova Southeastern University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $31,752

#30. Robert Morris University

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Established by Andrew Bless in 1921, Robert Morris University was originally named the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy.  Operating out of a series of buildings scattered throughout the Moon Township of Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy would eventually coalesce to form Robert Morris University.  In 1962, the school had received college status and was renamed to Robert Morris Junior College.  The school was renamed again in 2002 to Robert Morris University.  Now, Robert Morris University is home to approximately 5,000 students.  Robert Morris University is a private institution.

Program Overview

At Robert Morris University, students are able to study a Master of Science in Data Analytics degree.  In this program of study, students will gain a background in information technology systems while focusing on the study of interpreting and analyzing large amounts of data.  This program is available entirely online and does not require students to visit the Robert Morris University campus to complete this degree.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Robert Morris University’s Master of Science in Data Analytics degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $32,220

#31. Brandeis University

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Operating originally as a medical university, Brandeis University was originally known as Middlesex University.  After running out of funding, Middlesex University was purchased by the local Jewish community and plans for a new school were developed in the school’s footprint.  The new school would be named after the first Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Louis Brandeis.  Brandeis University would also be founded on the core tenet that they would never utilize quotas or race, sex, or gender, but only enroll based on intelligence.  Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University currently enrolls a students body of almost 3,600 students.  Brandeis University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Technology Management degree is available to students at Brandeis University.  Through this program of study, students will work to gain the skills needed to manage large IT networks.  Students will also gain leadership and management skills needed to lead teams of IT professionals.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Brandeis University campus.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Brandeis University’s Master of Science in Technology Management degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $33,990

#32. Boston University

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Established in 1839, Boston University was originally known as the Newbury Biblical Institute.  Upon being chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature, the school’s name was changed to Boston University. Originally located in Vermont, the school moved to the center of Boston in 1867.  Classified as having “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Boston University is well regarded as a research university.  A member of the prestigious Boston Consortium for Higher Education, Boston University enrolls a student body of nearly 33,000 students. Boston University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems degree is available to students at Boston University.  By enrolling in this program students will gain a superior technical expertise in IT network management while also learning crucial managerial and leadership skills needed for success.  This program is available entirely online and does not require any visits to the Boston University campus.  A minimum of 40 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Boston University’s Master of Science in Computer Information Systems degree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition: $34,400

#33. Florida State University

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One of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the State University System of Florida, plans for Florida State University date back to 1823 when the state legislature called for the creation of the school.  By 1854, the Florida Institute was established in the city of Tallahassee, Florida.  Originally only serving boys, the school eventually added women into their classes. In 1885, the school was renamed to the University of Florida.  The school’s name was later changed to Florida State College in 1901 and then Florida State University in 1947.  Still located in Tallahassee, Florida, Florida State University currently enrolls a student body of just shy of 42,000 students.  Florida State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at Florida State University are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology degree.  In this program of study, students will work to gain deeper insight into the skills needed to become a successful IT professional.  Students will also work to gain leadership and management skills.   This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Florida State University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Florida State University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $34,400

#34. North Carolina State University

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In 1887, the General Assembly of North Carolina called for the establishment of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanics – the precursor to North Carolina State University.  Originally only enrolling male students, the school only taught agriculture, military tactics, and mechanical arts.  Students were also asked to engage in classical studies in order to receive a well-rounded education.  Operating this way for three decades, the school was eventually renamed to the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering.  In 1962, the school was added to the University of North Carolina system and was renamed to North Carolina State University.  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina State University enrolls approximately 34,000 students.  North Carolina State University is a public institution.

Program Overview

North Carolina State University offers students the ability to enroll in a Master of Science in Computer Networking degree.  In this program of study, students will learn about IT networks will focusing specifically on the different ways that computers interconnect and network.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the North Carolina State University campus to complete this program off study.  A minimum of 31 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: North Carolina State University’s Master of Science in Computer Networking degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $35,588

#35. Missouri University of Science and Technology

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology opened in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy.  Founded just outside the city of Rolla, Missouri, the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy was dedicated to the study of metallurgy and mining, and prepared students to work in the nearby zinc and lead mines.  Eventually, the curriculum expanded and shifted to encompass different types of classes.  After receiving funding though the Morill Act, the school added mechanical arts to its curriculum.  Renamed to Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2008, the school is now currently home to 9,000 students.  Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public institution.

Program Overview

Students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Science and Technology degree.  In this program, students will work to learn how to design, develop, and successfully deploy large-scale IT networks.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Missouri University of Science and Technology to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mater of Science in Information Science and Technology degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Tuition: $36,000

#36. Pace University

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Brothers Homer St. Clair Pace and Charles Ashford Pace opened Pace & Pace accounting firm in 1906 to fund their dream of opening their own school.  That year they were able to rent a classroom and begin teaching classes from the New York Tribune Building.  Quickly the school began to grow and the Pace Institute was founded.  Their classes were offered all over the United States as they became immensely popular.  In 1973, the school applied for university status from the State of New York and was renamed Pace College.  Located in New York City, New York, Pace University currently enrolls a student body of approximately 13,000 students.  Pace University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Internet Technology degree is offered to students at Pace University.  In this program of study, students will study the most recent and groundbreaking internet technologies in order to best understand how to manage, and implement them from IT framework.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Pace University campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Pace University’s Master of Science in Internet Technology degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $36,900

#37. New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Through the passage of a bill written by the New Jersey Legislature, a proposal for a new school within the state of New Jersey that would act as a technical school would begin the history of New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Requiring a New Jersey municipality to match the $5,000 in funding provided by the state, cities throughout the state began to bid for the school.  By 1884, the city of Newark raised enough money for the school and Newark Technical School was underway.  Renamed to the Newark College of Engineering in 1930, the school was renamed once more to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1974.  Enrolling 11,300 students, New Jersey Institute of Technology is located in Newark, New Jersey.  New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public institution.

Program Overview

At New Jersey Institute of Technology, students are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.  Through this program of study, students will learn about topics including User Experience Design, Data Analytics, Enterprise Database Management, and much more.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $46,230

#38. Drexel University

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Founding partner of Drexel, Morgan & C0. (now known as J.P. Morgan & Co.), Anthony J. Drexel worked to found Drexel University in 1891.  Created under the idea that students should be accepted based on their merit alone, Drexel University did not discriminate by sex or background when it came to deciding who to let attend the school.  Opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the school began to add additional campuses throughout the city as it grew and expanded.  Now, Drexel University operates a satellite campus in Sacramento, California.  Today, Drexel University offers its 26,000 students 170 different degree programs. Drexel University is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Systems degree is available to students at Drexel University.  During this program of study students will train to become systems specialists who are adept with the latest technology and techniques in order to maintain a variety of digital platforms.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the Drexel University campus to complete this program.  A minimum of 45 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Drexel University’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Tuition: $55,260

#39. Virginia Polytechnic Institute

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With money secured through the Morill Act, the Virginia General Assembly purchased buildings that once belonged to Preston and Olin Institute in order to form brand new state school of higher education.  This school would be named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College.  Founded in 1872, the school underwent several different name changes.  In 1896, the school was renamed to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, and then to Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1944.  Now, officially known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute, most people refer to the schools Virginia Tech.  Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute is home to a student body of approximately 31,000 students.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute is a public institution.

Program Overview

At Virginia Polytechnic University, students are able to enroll in a Master of Science in Information Technology degree.  In this program students will study the following topics: Health Information Systems, Software Development, Information Security, Business Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Networking, and Telecommunications.  This program is available entirely online and does not require students to visit the Virginia Polytechnic Institute campus.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: Virginia Polytechnic University’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Tuition: $55,800

#40. University of Southern California

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During the initial planning for the University of South California, Judge Robert M. Widney realized that he was going to need to source a lot more money in order to fund the construction and opening.  Using his enormous clout, Judge Robert M. Widney began raising money from some of Los Angeles’ biggest and most influential political and social leaders.  After raising enough seed money and land donations, the University of Souther California opened its doors in 1880.  Over the years, the school has continued to grow as a crucial part of Los Angeles, California.  Located in the University Park district of Los Angeles, California, the University of Southern California enrolls a student body of approximately 42,000 students.  University of South California is a private institution.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is available to students at the University of Southern California.  In this program of study, students will gain the fundamental knowledge and information required to be an IT professional while specifically studying the techniques and tactics needed to implement proper cybersecurity.  This program is available entirely online.  Students are not required to visit the University of Southern California’s campus to complete this program of study.  A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this degree.

Accreditation: University of Southern California’s Master of Science in Cyber Security degree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Tuition: $59,976