Competitive Cybersecurity Teams Ranked in Top 25 Nationally
Baylor students competing in National Cyber League (NCL) competitions ranked 25th in the nation in the Spring 2023 rankings after ranking 18th overall in Fall 2022. This is an improvement from Fall 2021 when Baylor was ranked 37th in the nation and 10th in the central region. Approximately 500 colleges and universities compete in NCL competitions. Many of Baylor's competitors are students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, including cybersecurity team captain, Harm Drenth (pictured here with cybersecurity team members: 2nd row, 5th from left).
Baylor cybersecurity students apply their skills at national competitions that offer realistic interactive offensive and defensive scenarios. Baylor teams finished in first place in the Southwest Region and fourth overall at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in 2018, in the top 5% at National Cyber League in 2021 and top 10% at Hivestorm in 2021. Baylor also competed at the first WMGIC x NATO ACT Cybersecurity Challenge in 2021. By performing well, graduates have obtained prestigious placements with companies such as Walmart, CloudFlare and AT&T.
Baylor offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in information technology and cybersecurity through the School of Engineering and Computer Science and Hankamer School of Business, including:
- B.S. in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity Concentration
- B.B.A. in Management of Information Systems
- M.S. in Information Systems with Cybersecurity Concentration
- MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration and Online MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration
- Master of Accountancy with Cybersecurity Concentration
- M.S. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Computer Science