EUGENE, Ore., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Best Bachelors in Software Engineering Degrees for 2017.
Software engineers are on the front lines of the innovative American economy, and in the next few years, the employment of software engineers is projected to increase by a huge 22 percent. Colleges and universities that invest in their software engineering programs, therefore, have an opportunity to make a large impact on the future of the American economy.
The College Choice ranking seeks to help prospective software engineering students decide which schools fit their educational and professional interests, as well as which are feasible for their financial situation.
"Software engineers will make, on average, an annual salary of $100,690, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "And these numbers reflect just those engineers who have a Bachelor's of Science degree. Both employment rate and salary go up exponentially for those with advanced degrees."
To create this ranking, College Choice collated and compared the academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, and average annual salary of early career software engineering from software engineering programs across the country to create a definitive ranking of the nation's twenty best.
The ranking for the 20 Best Bachelor's in Software Engineering Degrees for 2017 finds Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the top spot. San Jose State University is in second, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
BYU - Idaho
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Iowa State University
Miami University Oxford
Michigan Technological University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Oregon Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Jose State University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of California Irvine
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Miami
University of Texas Dallas
University of Washington
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice