CAE Sample Programs

The following are CyberWatch West member institutions that have been designated National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs) or National Centers of Academic Excellence 2-Year Education (CAE-2Ys) in Cyber Defense Education or Information Assurance Education.

We recommend their online cybersecurity centers as good places to start for those researching strong cybersecurity education programs.

Community Colleges

Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, CA

Eastern New Mexico University—Ruidoso, Ruidoso, NM

Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ

Highline College, Kent, WA

Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI

Houston Community College, Houston, TX

Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO

Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA



California State Polytechnic University—Pomona, Pomona, CA

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

National University, La Jolla, CA

Regis University, Denver, CO

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, TX

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

University of Washington, Seattle, WA