To the naked eye, reading code is just as confusing as forming words in alphabet soup. But not to you. You’ve been on computers since the age of 2. And most likely, you could do more on a computer by high school than most people can by adulthood.
The computer and technology industry is filled with geniuses. With our growing dependency on technology, job growth is off the charts. Over the next eight years, technology positions are increasing by 12%-37%, depending on the job. That’s higher than any other field!* Even better, job security is almost a guarantee since 90% of Americans own at least one computerized device. Regardless of where you want to live, jobs will be available.
Whether you can build a computer, fix it, or program it, just know you’ve made elite status. You are beyond those of us who cross our fingers and hope a restart will fix our problems. You know the ins and outs of the machines we can’t live without. And now you’re just a few classes away from its limitless possibilities.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook *Pew Internet and American Life project
While not everyone is familiar with the word “informatics,” people certainly are aware of its influence on 21st-century life. As a formal definition, informatics is the study of information technology in a context. In everyday life, this can translate into new apps, effective webpages, better data security, and improvements to healthcare management, to name but a few. To students at NKU, a degree from one of the three departments in the College of Informatics (communication, computer science, and business informatics) means solid, cutting-edge training that provides an advantage when seeking employment. Many students enrich their studies through the College’s outreach arm, the Center for Applied Informatics. Its “virtual co-op” lets students work on projects for real-world clients (some 200 of them during the 2013-14 schoolyear alone) while remaining on campus and being supervised by professional project managers and administrators. The arrangement is particularly attractive to start-ups and non-profits because they can recruit impressive tech talent at an affordable cost. Students get fair pay, course credit, exposure to employers, and experience that will help their resumes shine. It’s not every new college grad who can say he developed an app that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby needs assistance or she created a website promoting Cincinnati’s vibrant community of performing artists!
West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers 12 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 236 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 211 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.
Sullivan University offers 18 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 97 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 47 Associate's degrees, 34 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Certificates, and 6 Master's degrees.
Western Kentucky University offers 12 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 113 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 104 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
University of Kentucky offers 5 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 200 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 177 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY||53 : 1||10,143|
|Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY||26 : 1||15,664|
|West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY||55 : 1||6,327|
|Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY||69 : 1||12,560|
|Somerset Community College Somerset, KY||42 : 1||5,644|
|Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY||49 : 1||2,655|
|Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard, KY||41 : 1||3,245|
|Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green, KY||45 : 1||4,304|
|Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY||58 : 1||6,648|
|Sullivan University Louisville, KY||21 : 1||3,318|
|Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY||27 : 1||18,171|
|Big Sandy Community and Technical College Prestonsburg, KY||33 : 1||2,718|
|University of Kentucky Lexington, KY||20 : 1||29,402|
|Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY||51 : 1||4,004|
|Murray State University Murray, KY||21 : 1||9,556|
|Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland, KY||38 : 1||2,598|
|Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY||46 : 1||3,737|
|Morehead State University Morehead, KY||31 : 1||9,654|
|Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland, KY||49 : 1||3,503|
|University of Louisville Louisville, KY||22 : 1||21,670|