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About the College

From our position on the leading edge of information and technology, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) instills the knowledge and skills necessary for our students to lead and innovate across industries in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Building on Drexel University’s exceptional foundation of entrepreneurship and cooperative education, we provide unparalleled professional experiences and the on-the-job training that is vital to preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world. At CCI, our unique structure bringing computing and informatics together under one roof in a dynamic, collaborative college allows us to spot trends before they emerge, to solve problems before they occur, and to build a better tomorrow, starting today.

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 world-class faculty comprised of leading computing and information science experts, 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, 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 home 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 consistently highly ranked by U.S.News & World Report, most recently in the 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The College also achieved national ranking in 2017 in specialties such as Information Systems (4th), Digital Librarianship (7th) and Services for Children and Youth (7th).

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 and Vision 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 the College of Computing & Informatics (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).

Building Connected Lives

Computation and information connect all aspects of modern scholarship, education, business, health care, and other facets of everyday life. The College of Computing & Informatics is uniquely positioned to become a crossroads of innovation at Drexel University. In the coming years, CCI will establish its identity and reputation at Drexel and among computing and informatics institutions globally. The Strategic Plan 2016-2021, Building Connected Lives, articulates strategic goals for CCI to build its identity through four key areas of investment: Research Excellence, Education Excellence, Institution Building, and Community Engagement.

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.