Syracuse University #1 ranked cyber security program by Military Times
Syracuse University came out on top in new rankings for the best college cyber security programs. Military Times produced the rankings, which had University of Nebraska-Omaha, Drexel University, Bellevue University, and University of Maryland finishing two through five, respectively.
An article discussing the results and methodology explained that several factors were taken into consideration. One factor that was given considerable weight was recognition from the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence. Syracuse received this designation in multiple programs.
Other factors included the presence and number of ABET-accredited computer science programs at a school, the proportion of degrees awarded at a school that fall under computer science generally, and the proportion of degrees awarded at a school that fall under computer security specifically.
The article also noted Syracuse University’s partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, which allows students to participate in a Cyber Engineering Semester where they receive cyber security training.
The Military Times article, which includes quotes from Syracuse University Professor Shiu-Kai Chin, can be read here.