About CyberDegrees.org

About CyberDegrees.org

CyberDegrees.org aims to give prospective cybersecurity students information on education, training, and careers. We strive to keep this information accurate, complete, insightful, and up to date.

Our mission is to help future students align their technology career goals with their educational paths, preparing them to enter this fast-growing industry and help evolve technological security.

To that end, we help visitors like you find the tech careers and programs that line up with your strengths and interests, aiding you to take advantage of this thriving field.

To achieve this goal, we use reputable sources and data to make important information understandable.

One of the things about cyberdegrees.org we take the most pride in is transparency. We keep our methodologies honest to make sure you know how we make our rankings.

On CyberDegrees.org, you’ll find:

Our Editorial Process

At CyberDegrees.org, our team strives to provide authoritative, insight-driven, and up-to-date information on cyberdegrees and careers.

Our editorial process includes several steps to help us do this. Specifically, we:

Leverage authoritative data sources, including:

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • Computing Technology Industry Association

Interview various sources such as:

  • Industry professionals
  • Recent graduates
  • Current students

Write accessible content: rankings, guides, and resources.

Are transparent with our sources, so visitors can easily verify information

Collaborate with a network of industry professionals who help confirm our insights are:

  • Precise and accurate
  • Complete and up to date
  • Inclusive and intentional
  • Keeping pace with industry trends

At CyberDegrees.org, we rank and evaluate:

  • Schools
  • Programs
  • Continuing education and training courses
  • Careers

We sort our rankings by location and degree type. We use information and resources from each school or department to provide program details.

We use our proprietary methodology to bring you unbiased and complete information to make the best decision for your education. We base our rankings’ methodology on four factors:

  • Academics
  • Reputation
  • Affordability
  • Online availability

Editorial Integrity

At CyberDegrees.org, we work to help you secure your future through education.

Along with our core contributors, we leverage a network of independent reviewers to make sure our content is as complete, updated, and accurate as possible. These reviewers have expertise in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer science
  • Data analytics
  • College administration
  • Financial aid
  • Career coaching
  • Student veteran transitions
  • DEI and social justice

These third-party reviewers evaluate our content, ensuring the insights we provide are accurate, complete, timely, and in keeping with industry best practices.

To learn more about our reviewers, visit our contributors page or click their name when it appears on pages they reviewed.

Meet Our Team

The team behind CyberDegrees.org strive to take complex cybersecurity topics and make them easy to understand. Our contributors have:

  • A variety of educational backgrounds
  • Research skills and industry knowledge
  • A passion for learning about new subjects and sharing their knowledge

Mitch Jacobson

Principal Editor

Mitch Jacobson leveraged her online undergraduate degree in psychology and marketing from Ashford University to launch her career in content strategy, writing, and editing. Mitch believes in continuing education and professional growth: she recently graduated from the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and is pursuing a certificate in sustainable business and management from UCLA. Whenever possible, Mitch mentors cybersecurity and coding students from Road to Hire's Apprenticeships program.

Victoria Ivy Southall


Victoria Southall is a United States Navy veteran, cybersecurity manager, and IT professional. She holds a bachelor of science in computer networks and cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College, and multiple industry certifications. Southall is passionate about bringing awareness to emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and information security regulations.

Portrait of Michael J. Kirchner

Michael J. Kirchner


Michael J. Kirchner is an assistant professor of organizational leadership at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he teaches courses in leadership and human resource development. Kirchner also serves as the campus' veteran resource center director.

Portrait of Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.

Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.


Laila Abdalla, Ph.D., is a career coach and advocate for people on temporary state assistance. She taught college and graduate courses in English and writing for 20+ years. Abdalla devotes her teaching, leadership, and career to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Portrait of Nina Chamlou

Nina Chamlou


Nina Chamlou leverages her degree in operations and technology management from University of Portland to write about technology news and careers in an accessible way. She has written about higher education, up-and-coming tech careers, the implications of A.I. on careers, and economic trends.

Portrait of Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons


Liz Simmons is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience. She specializes in higher education, history, and culture. Liz holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado and master's degrees in urban studies and library and information science.

James M. Tobin, MFA


James M. Tobin, MFA is a writer, researcher, and editor specializing in student reference and academic research materials related to business, finance, law, technology, and the humanities. He began his professional career in editorial services in 2001 and holds MFA, BFA, and BA degrees in creative writing, journalism, and English literature with an emphasis on research methods.

Our Policies

Advertising Disclosure

At CyberDegrees.org, we make money by letting certain accredited schools and programs advertise with us. These schools pay us when we refer students to them.

Read our advertising disclosure, privacy policy, and terms of service.

On occasion, we review and recommend software, books, or other resources. We independently choose these recommendations. In some cases, if you click on a link, we may earn a small commission.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At CyberDegrees.org, we work to create content that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We try to keep in mind as many different viewpoints and life situations as possible. We also write content that highlights diversity in cybersecurity such as:

Frequently Asked Questions About CyberDegrees.org

  • Is the content on CyberDegrees.org written or reviewed by experts?

    Yes, the content on CyberDegrees.org is written and reviewed by contributors with expertise in higher education and cybersecurity.

  • How does CyberDegrees.org rank school programs?

    CyberDegrees.org ranks school programs based on their affordability, academics, online availability, and reputation. To learn more about our rankings’ methodology, visit our rankings' methodology page.

  • Do you offer courses in cybersecurity?

    No, we rank courses in cybersecurity from our school partners and other accredited schools, but we do not offer our own.

  • What is the privacy policy on CyberDegrees.org?

    Visit our privacy policy page to learn more about what types of information CyberDegrees.org collects and how we protect your privacy.

  • How can I advertise on CyberDegrees.org?

    If you represent an accredited school or other organization and want to advertise with us, contact us with details about the ad you want to place. To learn more, visit our page on advertising on CyberDegrees.

Contact Us

Recommended Reading