Top Schools for Information Assurance

NSA and DHS Tap 123 Centers of Academic Excellence
Top Schools for Information Assurance
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security together identify 117 universities and 6 two-year schools that conform to the standard for acceptable programs in information security today.

Criteria for that determination are derived from recommendations of the National Security Telecommunications and Information System Security Committee.

Following is the latest state-by-state list of academic institutions selected and approved by the NSA and DHS as Centers of Academic Excellence in information assurance.

ALABAMA
Auburn University
Jacksonville State University
University of Alabama in Huntsville

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ALASKA
University of Alaska Fairbanks

ARIZONA
Arizona State University
University of Advancing Technology
University of Arizona, Tucson

ARKANSAS
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

CALIFORNIA
Naval Postgraduate School
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California at Davis
University of California, Irvine

COLORADO
Colorado Technical University
Regis University
United States Air Force Academy
University of Denver

CONNECTICUT
University of Connecticut

FLORIDA
Florida State University
Nova Southeastern University

GEORGIA
Clark Atlanta University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Kennesaw State University
Southern Polytechnic State University

IDAHO
Idaho State University
University of Idaho

ILLINOIS
DePaul University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Moraine Valley Community College
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

INDIANA
Indiana University
Purdue University

IOWA
Iowa State University

KANSAS
Fort Hays State University
Kansas State University
University of Kansas

LOUISIANA
University of New Orleans

MARYLAND
Anne Arundel Community College
Capitol College
Johns Hopkins University
Hagerstown Community College
Prince George's Community College
Towson University
United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland University College

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston University
Northeastern University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MICHIGAN
Eastern Michigan University
University of Detroit, Mercy
Walsh College

MINNESOTA
Capella University
Metropolitan State University
St. Cloud State University
University of Minnesota

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi State University

MISSOURI
Missouri University of Science and Technology
University of Missouri - Columbia

NEBRASKA
University of Nebraska at Omaha

NEVADA
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Dartmouth College

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey City University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Tech
University of New Mexico

NEW YORK
Pace University
Polytechnic University
Rochester Institute of Technology
State University of New York, Buffalo
Syracuse University
U.S. Military Academy, West Point

NORTH CAROLINA
East Carolina University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

OHIO
Air Force Institute of Technology
Ohio State University

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma State University
Rose State College
University of Tulsa

PENNSYLVANIA
Carnegie Mellon University
Drexel University
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
University of Pittsburgh
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

PUERTO RICO
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

SOUTH CAROLINA
University of South Carolina

SOUTH DAKOTA
Dakota State University

TENNESSEE
Fountainhead College of Technology
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

TEXAS
Our Lady of the Lake University
Southern Methodist University
Texas A&M University
University of Dallas
University of Houston
University of North Texas
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas, San Antonio

VERMONT
Champlain College
Norwich University

VIRGINIA
George Mason University
James Madison University
Norfolk State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

WASHINGTON
University of Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Information Resources Management College

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia University


About the Author

Upasana Gupta

Upasana Gupta

Contributing Editor, CareersInfoSecurity

Upasana Gupta oversees CareersInfoSecurity and shepherds career and leadership coverage for all Information Security Media Group's media properties. She regularly writes on career topics and speaks to senior executives on a wide-range of subjects, including security leadership, privacy, risk management, application security and fraud. She also helps produce podcasts and is instrumental in the global expansion of ISMG websites by recruiting international information security and risk experts to contribute content, including blogs. Upasana previously served as a resource manager focusing on hiring, recruiting and human resources at Icons Inc., an IT security advisory firm affiliated with ISMG. She holds an MBA in human resources from Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa.




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