About the College
The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) serves as the central hub for computer science and information science activities at Drexel University. CCI educational and research activities provide comprehensive coverage of computing and informatics and collaborative connections across a range of academic disciplines to address the opportunities and challenges of the information age.
The College contributes to theory and practice along dimensions that include technical, human, organizational, policy, and societal considerations. This broad perspective positions the College to address the complex, multi-disciplinary problems that are increasingly common as society becomes more dependent on information technology.
Led by a faculty comprised of leading computing and information science experts, CCI students prepare for careers on the leading edge of technology. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in computer science, computing and security technology, data science, information systems and software engineering and master’s degrees in computer science, health informatics, information systems, library and information science, national security management and software engineering. In addition, the College offers doctoral programs in computer science and information studies, as well as several professional development options.
CCI’s research expertise lies in broad areas including computer science, computer security, human centered computing, informatics and data science; and library and information science. Our faculty members are national leaders in scholarly excellence. For example, our information science faculty has been ranked as having one of the highest levels of scholarly productivity among U.S. institutions in 2015.
The College is host to one of the oldest continually ALA accredited library and information science programs in the country: the MS in Library and Information Science program. The program is ranked as one of the top 10 library science programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report, most recently in the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The College also achieved national ranking in 2014 in specialties such as Health Librarianship (first); Information Systems (third); and Digital Librarianship (sixth); Services for Children and Youth (ninth); School Library Media (10th); and Archives and Preservation (12th).
The College is a founding member of the iSchools Caucus of 25 prominent colleges dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century.
CCI administrative offices, labs and classrooms are located in the following facilities: the Rush Building, One Drexel Plaza, and 3401 Market Street (click here to view Drexel University's main campus map).
History of the College
The College was founded in 2013 as a response to the growing role of computing and informatics in all sectors of the economy. A rich, coherent academic program contributes to the development of the local innovation community strengthening links to regional industry, government and not-for-profit entities.
The creation of CCI combined the strengths and assets of many of Drexel's undergraduate, graduate, and professional computing and informatics programs. Specifically, the College unites the former College of Information Science & Technology (the iSchool); the Department of Computer Science (from the College of Engineering); and the Computing and Security Technology program (formerly housed in the Goodwin College School of Technology and Professional Studies).
About Drexel University
Drexel University is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Learn more about Drexel.