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Computer Networking Schools

There are 1,179 accredited computer networking schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of computer networking classes at one of these schools, you play a critical role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the computer networking academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes computer networking training at the following levels:

  • Computer Networking Certificate
  • Associates degree in Computer Networking
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Networking
  • Masters degree in Computer Networking
  • PhD degree in Computer Networking


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Computer networking professionals

673,500 708,400 750,040 760,860 759,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 759,650 computer networking professionals were working in the US. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 13%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Computer networking professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by computer networking professionals was $74,687 in 2010.

National Median Salary Growth For Computer Networking

$65,100 $68,140 $70,853 $72,657 $74,687
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for computer networking professionals have grown by 15%.

Educational Trends

National Computer Networking Student enrollment growth by degree

9,930 8,891 9,250 12,052 10,723
3,680 2,798 1,964 1,568 1,708
4 6 3 4 4
528 510 615 724 778
5,724 5,427 6,249 9,025 8,549
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Computer Networking
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Computer Networking
  • Grey: Certificate in Computer Networking

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for computer networking professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 19,866 students graduated from computer networking degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 21,762 students graduated from computer networking schools.

This represents a 10% change in 4 years. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the growth in the number of students graduating from computer networking courses is less than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Computer Networking Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering computer networking programs has also increased. There were 638 computer networking schools across the country in 2006. And there were 1179 schools in 2010.

Computer Networking Faculty Salaries

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