Linux Schools: List of Schools with Linux Courses and Degree Programs

Published Nov 19, 2009

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The Linux computer operating system is becoming increasingly popular for business and home use, and those with Linux knowledge are in demand. Through Linux courses, students learn how to install, administer, upgrade, network and secure Linux systems. Classes and programs offering instruction in Linux are available at schools like Texas Tech University, Boston University, Miami Dade College and the University of Maryland.

Linux Degree Program Details

Linux Certificate Program

Linux certificate programs offer students in-depth instruction in the Linux computer operating system. Classes in these programs tend to focus specifically on Linux and may include other computer science topics only if they relate to Linux. These programs generally take a few months to complete. Students learn how to install, administer and operate Linux systems and may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as the one leading to the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) designation.

Other Linux Programs

Though colleges and universities are not likely to offer degree programs dedicated specifically to Linux, individual Linux courses can be taken through computer science or information technology (IT) degree programs. These courses, which are available along with courses in other computer science subjects, vary in scope but tend to focus on Linux administration, operation, design or maintenance. Some courses are available in two parts offering in-depth instruction while others cover Linux basics. Linux topics may also be covered in other courses, like network security.

Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Linux Degree Programs

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Miami Dade College4-year Public57,222300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132(305) 237-8888
Houston Community College System2-year, Public48,1693100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77266(305) 237-8888
College of Southern Nevada4-year, Public40,3106375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146(702) 651-5000
Tarrant County College District2-year, Public39,5961500 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102(817) 515-5100
California State University- Fullerton4-year, Public36,996800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California 92831(657) 278-2011
Riverside Community College2-year, Public36,1464800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, California 92506(951) 222-8000
Austin Community College District2-year, Public35,7985930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, Texas 78752(512) 223-7000
Valencia Community College2-year, Public35,460190 South Orange Ave., Orlando, Florida 32801(407) 299-2187
City College of San Francisco2-year, Public34,86850 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, California 94112(415) 239-3000
American River College2-year, Public34,6104700 College Oak Dr., Sacramento, California 95841(916) 484-8011
University of Maryland- University College4-year, Public34,1723501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, Maryland 20783(301) 985-7000
East Los Angeles College2-year, Public34,0651301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754(323) 265-8650
Santa Ana College2-year, Public33,9161530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, California 92706(714) 564-6000
University of Southern California4-year, Public33,747University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089(213) 740-2311
Excelsior College4-year, Private Non-Profit33,4537 Columbia Cir., Albany, New York 12203(518) 464-8500
Broward College2-year, Public33,448225 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301(954) 201-7400
San Jose State University4-year, Public33,4481 Washington Sq., San Jose, California 95192(408) 924-1000
Boston University4-year, Private Non-Profit31,766One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215(617) 353-2000
Santa Monica College2-year, Public31,4041900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90405(310) 434-4000
George Mason University4-year, Public30,6134400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia 22030(703) 993-1000
Mt. San Antonio College2-year, Public30,0261100 N Grand Ave., Walnut, California 91789(909) 594-5611
Texas State University- San Marcos4-year, Public29,105601 University Dr., San Marcos, Texas 78666(512) 245-2111
California State University- Sacramento4-year, Public29,0116000 J St., Sacramento, California 95819(916) 278-6011
West Virginia University4-year, Public28,840Stewart Hall, University Ave., Morgantown, West Virginia 26506(304) 293-0111
Texas Tech University4-year, Public28,422Broadway and University Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79409(806) 742-2011

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