Top computer science programs overlooking cybersecurity training: 5 things to know

No top ranked U.S. computer science program requires students to take a cybersecurity course to graduate, according to research from security platform CloudPassage.

Here are five things to know from the report.

1. The report examined the programs ranked on Business Insider's list of top 50 U.S. computer science and engineering programs.

2. Just one university, the University of Alabama in Birmingham, required its computer science students to take three or more cybersecurity classes.

3. The CloudPassage report assigned letter grades to the top 25 universities listed on the Business Insiders ranking. The grades were determined by the following factors:

•    'A': Two required cybersecurity classes and three or more electives
•    'B': One required cybersecurity class and less than three electives
•    'C': Zero required classes and four-plus electives
•    'D': Zero required classes and one to three electives
•    'F': Zero required classes and zero electives

4. The majority of the top 50 programs (28) received a 'D,' while eight programs received a failing grade. Eleven programs earned a 'C,' three received a 'B' and no programs earned the top grade.

5. Here are CloudPassage's grades for Business Insiders' top 25 universities:

•    University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: 'B'
•    Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.): 'C'
•    Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.): 'C'
•    Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore): 'C'
•    Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.): 'C'
•    Rice University (Houston): 'C'
•    University of Texas at Austin: 'C'
•    Yale University (New Haven, Conn.): 'C'
•    Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh): 'D'
•    Columbia University (New York): 'D'
•    Georgia Tech (Atlanta): 'D'
•    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge): 'D'
•    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.): 'D'
•    Princeton (N.J.) University: 'D'
•    Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Ten.): 'D'
•    Virginia Tech (Blacksburg): 'D'
•    University of California at Berkeley: 'D'
•    University of California at Los Angeles: 'D'
•    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 'D'
•    University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): 'D'
•    Caltech (Pasadena, Calif.): 'F'
•    Duke University (Durham, N.C.): 'F'
•    Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, Calif.): 'F'
•    Purdue University (Lafayette, Ind.): 'F'
•    Stanford (Calif.) University: 'F'

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