State-by-State Guide to Schools that Hold DHS and NSA CAE-CD Designations

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The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program as a way to recognize and grant designations to schools that offer rigorous degree programs in information security.

Through this jointly sponsored program, the NSA and DHS work together to promote higher education and research in cyber defense. The NSA and DHS recognize that the ultimate goal of higher education and research in cyber defense is to produce professionals capable of defending against the increasingly complex nature of cybercrime and intrusion in both government and industry.

The Centers of Academic Excellence Program Offers Three Distinct Designations

The CAE-CD program includes the following designations, which are granted to community colleges, campus-based and online colleges and universities, and research institutes:

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE): Granted to universities that offer bachelor’s and graduate degree programs relevant to cyber defense
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE-2Y): Granted to community colleges that offer two-year certificate and associate’s degree programs related to cyber defense
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R): Granted to institutions with research programs dedicated to cyber defense

CAE-CD designations are valid for a period of 5 academic years, after which institutions must reapply in order to retain their designation.

Note: The CEA-CD designation program officially replaced the original CEA-IAE (Information Assurance Education) designation in 2014. However, some schools have chosen to retain the original CEA-IAE designation until January 2017, at which time it will officially expire. These schools have the option to reapply for designation under the new CEA-CD program at any time. 

Knowledge Units and Focus Areas Required to Earn a CAE-CD Designation

To qualify for one of the CAE designations, institutions must ensure their programs are closely aligned with specific cybersecurity-related knowledge units, validated by experts in the field.

Programs must include core knowledge units (KUs) on specific topics of study. KUs are specific to the three CAE designations:

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE-2Y) programs:

  • Basic Data Analysis
  • Basic Scripting or Introductory Programming
  • Cyber Defense
  • Cyber Threats
  • Fundamental Security Design Principles
  • IA Fundamentals
  • Intro to Cryptography
  • IT Systems Components
  • Networking Concepts
  • Policy, Legal, Ethics, and Compliance
  • System Administration

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) programs:

Includes the KUs of CAE-2Y programs, in addition to the following:

  • Databases
  • Network Defense
  • Networking Technology and Protocols
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Programming

Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) programs:

Must include a core of:

  • Principles (e.g., domains, resources, privileges, layering)
  • Security Mechanisms/Functionality (e.g., cryptography, virtualization, biometrics)
  • Architectures (e.g., network models, critical infrastructure security)
  • Assurance (e.g., software, hardware, modeling)
  • Operations (e.g., configuration, security automation)
  • Analysis (e.g., forensic, data mining, audit)
  • Non-technical CD issues (e.g., legal issues, policy issues, privacy)

In addition to one of CAE-CD designations, CAEs have the option of applying for one or more cyber defense focus area designations:

  • Cyber Investigations
  • Data Management Systems Security
  • Data Security Analysis
  • Digital Forensics
  • Health Care Security
  • Industrial Control Systems – SCADA Security
  • Network Security Administration
  • Network Security Engineering
  • Secure Cloud Computing
  • Secure Embedded Systems
  • Secure Mobile Technology
  • Secure Software Development
  • Secure Telecommunications
  • Security Incident Analysis and Response
  • Security Policy Development and Compliance
  • Systems Security Administration
  • Systems Security Engineering

A State-by-State Guide to DHS and NSA Designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

By attending a CAE program, students know they are completing a program that will allow them to make a strong contribution to protecting our nation’s information infrastructure from cyber-attack. Also, during the hiring process employers have more confidence when considering candidates who have graduated from schools with a CAE designation.

Alabama

Auburn University, Auburn Research Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

Jacksonville State University, Center for Information Assurance and Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

Northeast Alabama Community College, Center for IA/CD Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019

The University of Alabama, Cyber Institute

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Computer Forensics and Security Management

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

University of Alabama, Huntsville, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021

University of South Alabama, School of Computing

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Alaska

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in Alaska. Cybersecurity students in Alaska would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

Arizona

Arizona State University, Information Assurance Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Estrella Mountain Community College, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019           

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Advancing Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Arkansas

University of Arkansas, Center for Information Security & Reliability

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, ASSURE

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

California

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Computer Information Systems Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

California State University, San Bernardino, Cyber Security Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Coastline Community College, Cyber Security Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019

National University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Naval Postgraduate School, Cyber Academic Group

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

San Jose State University, Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019         

University of California, Davis, Computer Security Lab

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of California, Irvine, Secure Computing and Network Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

California State University, Sacramento, Center for Information Assurance and Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Colorado

Colorado School of Mines, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Colorado State University, Pueblo, National Information Assurance Education and Training Program

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021

Colorado Technical University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

United States Air Force Academy

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, College of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Denver, Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021  

Regis University, School of Computer and Information Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Connecticut

University of Connecticut, Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Information

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Delaware

University of Delaware, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Wilmington University, College of Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

District of Columbia

Georgetown University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2016-2021           

The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

Florida

Daytona State College, Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Campus

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Florida Atlantic University, College of Business

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Florida International University, Computing and Information Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2016-2021

Florida State University, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Nova Southeastern University, Center for Information, Protection, Education, and Research

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

Saint Leo University, Center for Cybersecurity Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

University of Central Florida, Center for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

University of South Florida, Florida Center for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019           

University of West Florida, Center for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021  

Florida A&M, Center for Global Security and International Affairs

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Valencia College, Engineering, Computer Programming and Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

Georgia

Armstrong State University, Center for Applied Cyber Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Augusta University, Cyber Institute

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Columbus State University, Center for Cyber Defense Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021

Georgia Institute of Technology, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business, Center for Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of North Georgia, Center for Cyber Operations Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Hawaii

Honolulu Community College, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2021           

University of Hawaii – West Oahu, Information Security and Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Idaho

Idaho State University, Information Assurance Program

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

University of Idaho, Center for Secure and Dependable Systems

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Illinois

DePaul University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Illinois Institute of Technology, Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Illinois State University, Center for Information Assurance and Security Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020

John A. Logan College, Center for Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2016-2021

Lewis University, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Moraine Valley Community College, National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020

University of Illinois at Springfield, Information Technology Services

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Cyber Security Scholars Program

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Indiana

Indiana University, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Purdue University, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Purdue University Calumet, Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019     

Ivy Tech Community College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

      

Iowa

Iowa State University, Information Assurance Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Kansas

Fort Hays State University, Department of Informatics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Kansas State University, Department of Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

University of Kansas, School of Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University, Center for Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019           

University of Louisville, Kentucky, Cyber Security Lab

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019           

Louisiana

Bossier Parish Community College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2021

Louisiana Tech University, Center for Secure Cyberspace

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2020           

University of New Orleans

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Maine

University of Maine System

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019

Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College, Cybersecurity, Networking, and Digital Forensics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

Bowie State University, Center for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Capitol Technology University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

College of Southern Maryland, Cyber and Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020

Hagerstown Community College, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

Harford Community College, Information Assurance and Cyber Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

Howard Community College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

Morgan State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Prince George’s Community College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

The Community College of Baltimore County

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

The John Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Towson University, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

United States Naval Academy, Center for Cybersecurity Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

University of Maryland University College, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

Montgomery College, Science, Engineering, and Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

Massachusetts

Boston University, Department of Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Northeastern University, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2016-2021           

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Michigan

Davenport University, Cyber Defense Organization

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Eastern Michigan University, Information Assurance Program

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Ferris State University, Information Security and Intelligence

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020

University of Detroit Mercy, Center for Cybersecurity and Intelligence Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Walsh College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021

Minnesota

Capella University, Information Assurance and Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Metropolitan State University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

St. Cloud State University, Center for Information Assurance Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Walden University, Center for Information Assurance Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019   

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Academy of Media and Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

        

Mississippi

Mississippi State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

University of Missouri-St. Louis, Cyber Security and Information Technology Innovation Lab

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021       

Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Montana

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in Montana. Cybersecurity students in Montana would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

Nebraska

Bellevue University, Center for Cybersecurity Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Nebraska, Omaha, Center for Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Nevada

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in Nevada. Cybersecurity students in Nevada would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

New Hampshire

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in New Hampshire. Cybersecurity students in New Hampshire would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

New Jersey

Farleigh Dickinson University, Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

New Jersey City University, Professional Security Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Information Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020

Princeton University, Security and Privacy Research Group

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Center for Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Stevens Institute of Technology, Computer Science Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso Branch Community College, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019           

New Mexico Tech, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

University of New Mexico, Center for Information Assurance Research and Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-IA-R)

New York

Excelsior College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019           

Mercy College

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Mohawk Valley Community College, Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2016-2021           

New York Institute of Technology, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

New York University, School of Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Computing Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Syracuse University, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of Buffalo, the State University of New York, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Utica College, School of Business and Justice Studies

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019

Pace University, School of CSIS

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Army Cyber Institute

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

North Carolina

East Carolina University, Department of Technology Systems

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

Forsyth Technical Community College, Davis iTech Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019

North Carolina A&T State University, Computer Science Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

North Carolina State University, Cyber Defense Laboratory

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, IA/CD Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019           

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Department of Software and Information Systems

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

North Dakota

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in North Dakota. Cybersecurity students in North Dakota would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

Ohio

Air Force Institute of Technology, Center for Cyberspace Research

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

The Ohio State University, Computer Science and Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

University of Cincinnati, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021   

Sinclair Community College, Information Technology and Cyber Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)       

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Community College, Cyber/Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2016-2021

Oklahoma State University, Center for Telecommunications and Network Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2020           

Rose State College, Cyber Security/Digital Forensics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

University of Tulsa, Institution for Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2020

Francis Tuttle Technology School

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

Oregon

Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon Center for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2019           

University of Oregon, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Digital Forensics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

East Stroudsburg University, Department of Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Pennsylvania State University, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Westchester University of Pennsylvania, Information Security Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020

Drexel University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

South Carolina

The Citadel

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

University of South Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2020           

South Dakota

Dakota State University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-IA-R)

Tennessee

Fountainhead College of Technology, Network Security and Forensics

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Tennessee Tech University, Cybersecurity Education Research and Outreach Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Information Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Memphis, Department of Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021        

Jackson State Community College, Computer Information Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education (CAE/IAE 2Y)

Texas

San Antonio College, Computer Information Systems

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

Southern Methodist University, Darwin Deason Institute for Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

St. Phillips College, Cyber Security Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020

Texas A&M University, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2016-2021           

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Computer Science Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

The University of Texas at Austin, Computer Science Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Information Systems and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of Dallas, College of Business

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021           

University of Houston, Cybersecurity Institute

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of North Texas, Center for Information and Computer Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019

University of Texas at Dallas

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

University of Texas at El Paso, Regional Cyber and Energy Security Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020   

Our Lady of the Lake University, School of Business and Leadership

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Center for Information Technology and Cyber Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

University of North Texas, Center for Information and Computer Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Utah

Brigham Young University, Information Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Vermont

Champlain College, Computer Networking and Cyber Security

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Norwich University, School of Business and Management

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

Virginia

George Mason University, School of Business

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Hampton University, Information Assurance Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

James Madison University, Computer Science Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Lord Fairfax Community College, Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2016-2021

Marymount University

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Norfolk State University, Department of Computer Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2020           

Northern Virginia Community College, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020

Radford University, Department of Information Technology

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2016-2021           

Tidewater Community College, Computer Science & IT

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Cybersecurity Research and Education

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Washington

City University of Seattle, Computer and Information Science

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2019           

Highline College, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Department

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2020           

University of Washington, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2019           

Whatcom Community College, Cybersecurity Center

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2014-2021

University of Washington, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE 4Y)

West Virginia

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Center for Applied Cybersecurity

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) 2016-2021           

West Virginia University, Cybersecurity and Forensics Club

  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) 2014-2021
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) 2014-2021           

Wisconsin

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in Wisconsin. Cybersecurity students in Wisconsin would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

Wyoming

There are No CAE-CDE, CAE-2Y or CAE-R designated schools with campus locations in Wyoming. Cybersecurity students in Wyoming would still be able to enroll in online programs through designated schools in other states.

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