WT’s software engineering program ranks first nationally in value – The PRAIRIE
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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University offers one of the best values in the nation for one of its in-demand degree programs.
University headquarters, which has published more than 150 degree guides and more than 100 university reviews, ranked WT’s software engineering degree program 30th on its list of most affordable software engineering rankings.
“Our software engineering students tackle real-world problems in various disciplines and deliver computational solutions that advance the next generation of technologies,” said Dr. Vinitha Subburaj, Associate Dean of College of Engineering. “This ranking shows that we provide quality education at an affordable price, with the future of our students firmly in mind.”
Software engineers create their own applications or programs that can be used in a variety of business, research, and other fields. Career paths can include database management, network systems, computer systems management, security, and web development, among others.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is expected to increase 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to university headquarters. This is faster than the national average for all other occupations.
Other schools on the list include California State University-Dominguez Hills, Brigham Young University-Idaho, University of Texas-El Paso, University of North Florida and others.
Responding to regional needs is a key part of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From begging to the world.
This plan is fueled by the historic amount of $125 million one west huge fundraising campaign.
About West Texas A&M University
WT is located in Canyon, Texas on a 342-acre residential campus. Founded in 1910, the university has been part of the Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, an institution serving Hispanics since 2016, has approximately 10,000 enrollment and offers 59 undergraduate, 39 master’s, and two doctoral programs. The university is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and one of the finest art collections in the Southwest. The Buffaloes are members of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offer 14 men’s and women’s athletic programs.