National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE–C) Program

Are you interested in pursuing cybersecurity in college? Do you want to attend a school with a top cybersecurity degree program? 

CISA partners with the National Security Agency (NSA) on the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program to help reduce vulnerabilities in our national and critical infrastructure by promoting higher education and expertise in cybersecurity. Currently, there are over 340 top colleges and universities across 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico designated as NCAEs.

View our Featured NCAE-C Programs.

For Students

Do you want to go to college but don’t know what major to choose? Many of the most well-known colleges and universities across the country have nationally recognized cybersecurity degree programs. Check out the 300+ top cybersecurity schools across the country and apply today! 

For Institutions  

CISA and NSA are looking for colleges and universities interested in advancing the study of cybersecurity in a national effort to defend U.S. Government, business, and infrastructure sectors. All regionally accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate level institutions in the United States are eligible to apply to become a NCAE-C school. For more information on how to become designated as a NCAE-C school, as well as program guidance, requirements, and resources, please visit NSA’s NCAE website.