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MSC Southeast's Cyber & Information Security program ranked #1 nationwide by GreatValueColleges.com

Great Value CollegesMinnesota State College Southeast's Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cyber and Information Security is a unique program incorporating networking, cyber security, forensics, and criminal justice, designed to prepare students for employment in a very high demand profession.

GreatValueColleges.com recently announced its 2018 rankings, naming Cyber and Information Security at MSC Southeast the #1 program in the nation. According to the greatvaluecolleges.com website, "An associate degree in network security can be a great foot in the door to an IT career or the budget-minded beginnings of a bachelor's degree in the tech industry."

The site bases its rankings on:

  •  Tuition value (ten points)
  • Relevancy of the curriculum to the demands of the field (ten points)
  • Low student to faculty ratio (ten points)
  • In case of a tie on points, schools are ranked in order of decreasing tuition.

On this scale, MSC Southeast scored 26 points. Other colleges in the "Top Ten" are: 

  • University of Phoenix, AZ (#10, 20 points)
  • Lake Superior College, MN (#7, 22.5 points)
  • Guilford Technical Community College, NC (#4, 24.5 points)
  • Central Texas College in Killeen, TX (#2, 26 points)

The #2 college, Central Texas College in Killeen, TX, was awarded 26 points, but its annual per-credit tuition ($6420) was higher than MSC Southeast ($5590) by more than $800.

Travis Thul, MSC Southeast's Dean of Trade and Technology, says "Our Cyber Security team members, including military, academic, and private sector professionals, have worked tirelessly to develop this state-of-the-art program. We are so very proud of the quality degree they've built!"

*Tuition, enrollment, and faculty-to- student ratio numbers are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics, a US government agency.

Travis Thul - KTTC TV Interview

See the interview with Travis Thul on KTTC-TV: A Winona College's Cyber & Information Security program ranked #1 nationwide

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