Top Computer Software Engineering Bachelors degree Programs - 2019

Our’s is a digital age, and as such the need to understand and upgrade technology is constant. Software engineers are at the forefront of computer science; they design, develop, and test software. Students who apply to the major will learn programming languages (like Javascript), all about software maintenance, and will keep up-to-date on the latest technological discoveries.

Software engineering is a field with heavy math and science influences; as such, the courses of the major also reflect those influences. Classes can include: operating systems, programming language, software architecture and design, systems analysis, computer science, and discrete mathematics. Students of the major are typically problem-solvers, have good written and oral communication skills, are analytical, and can work well with others.

As one of the fastest growing fields today, software engineering majors can pursue a number of careers upon graduation. Jobs include: computer application software engineer, video game designer, user interface designer, database administrator, sales engineer, and chief technology officer, to name a few. Computers and technology are always evolving, so it’s up to software developers to evolve with them, and continue to innovate.

Software Engineering fun fact: In order to find a bug in the code, programmers sometimes explain the code line by line to a rubber duck in order to find the error. This is known colloquially as “rubber duck debugging.”

Celebrities who studied Software Engineering: Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comics.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Computer Software Engineering is $67150

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San Jose State University 721 74 (7%) 1.2% 14 (19%) 60 (81%) 75 $56,800 $97,700
Rochester Institute of Technology 338 70 (6.6%) 2.9% 5 (7%) 65 (93%) 143 $57,400 $89,600
Iowa State University 269 62 (5.8%) .9% 4 (6%) 58 (94%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
The University of Texas at Dallas 195 62 (5.8%) 1.8% 13 (21%) 49 (79%) 348 $51,100 $79,100
Arizona State University-Polytechnic 314 49 (4.6%) 6.1% 4 (8%) 45 (92%)
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 187 48 (4.5%) 1.1% 11 (23%) 37 (77%) 49 $59,300 $102,000
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 668 43 (4.1%) 1.5% 4 (9%) 39 (91%) 504 $41,400 $73,800
Milwaukee School of Engineering 417 43 (4.1%) 7.5% 3 (7%) 40 (93%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
University of California-Irvine 61 38 (3.6%) .5% 4 (11%) 34 (89%) 102 $51,900 $93,900
Florida Gulf Coast University 866 33 (3.1%) 1.4% 2 (6%) 31 (94%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
Kennesaw State University 32 (3%) .7% 3 (9%) 29 (91%)
Arizona State University-Skysong 31 (2.9%) 1% 4 (13%) 27 (87%)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 155 30 (2.8%) 5.7% 5 (17%) 25 (83%) 36 $67,500 $108,000
The University of Texas at Arlington 945 28 (2.6%) .3% 5 (18%) 23 (82%) 258 $51,800 $83,000
Drexel University 443 28 (2.6%) .7% 3 (11%) 25 (89%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
Wichita State University 969 26 (2.5%) 1.2% 1 (4%) 25 (96%) 479 $44,000 $74,400
University of Wisconsin-Platteville 790 25 (2.4%) 1.9% 2 (8%) 23 (92%) 348 $55,500 $79,100
Johnson - Wales University-Providence 816 23 (2.2%) 1.3% 3 (13%) 20 (87%) 778 $43,500 $64,300
Miami University-Oxford 119 22 (2.1%) .5% 4 (18%) 18 (82%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
Florida Institute of Technology 564 22 (2.1%) 2.9% 1 (5%) 21 (95%) 86 $56,700 $95,500
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College 300 19 (1.8%) 2.6% 4 (21%) 15 (79%) 255 $55,400 $83,100
Utah Valley University 19 (1.8%) .6% 3 (16%) 16 (84%) 625 $44,600 $70,200
Monmouth University 513 17 (1.6%) 1.6% 3 (18%) 14 (82%) 292 $47,100 $82,000
Michigan Technological University 423 17 (1.6%) 1.6% 0 17 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 653 17 (1.6%) 1.3% 0 17 (100%) 538 $43,000 $72,600
University of Miami 138 14 (1.3%) .5% 5 (36%) 9 (64%) 365 $50,600 $78,000
Loyola University Chicago 261 11 (1%) .4% 3 (27%) 8 (73%) 380 $45,600 $77,400
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 727 11 (1%) 1.2% 1 (9%) 10 (91%) 100 $61,300 $94,100
California Baptist University 669 10 (.9%) .7% 0 10 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
University of Minnesota-Crookston 871 9 (.8%) 2.1% 1 (11%) 8 (89%)
University of Central Oklahoma 1264 8 (.8%) .3% 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 735 $41,600 $66,200
Vermont Technical College 966 8 (.8%) 6.2% 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
Quinnipiac University 217 8 (.8%) .5% 0 8 (100%) 295 $49,400 $81,900
Full Sail University 8 (.8%) .2% 0 8 (100%)
Indiana Institute of Technology 1454 8 (.8%) 1.3% 0 8 (100%) 498 $43,900 $73,900
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 297 7 (.7%) .6% 0 7 (100%) 949 $43,800 $53,200
University of Northern Colorado 902 7 (.7%) .4% 0 7 (100%) 486 $41,500 $74,200
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott 515 6 (.6%) 1.4% 0 6 (100%) 86 $59,700 $95,500
SUNY College at Oswego 386 6 (.6%) .4% 0 6 (100%) 625 $38,900 $70,200
St- Mary's University 690 5 (.5%) 1% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 242 $44,400 $83,900
Clarkson University 301 4 (.4%) .6% 0 4 (100%) 17 $61,700 $117,000
DeVry University-Florida 4 (.4%) 1.5% 0 4 (100%)
DeVry University-California 4 (.4%) .4% 0 4 (100%)
Baldwin Wallace University 585 4 (.4%) .5% 0 4 (100%) 558 $41,800 $72,100
Chapman University 169 4 (.4%) .2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
Point Loma Nazarene University 241 4 (.4%) .5% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 423 $44,400 $76,000
DeVry University-Arizona 3 (.3%) 1.6% 0 3 (100%)
Valley City State University 1057 3 (.3%) 1.3% 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
DeVry University-Georgia 3 (.3%) 1.1% 0 3 (100%)
University of Detroit Mercy 455 3 (.3%) .4% 0 3 (100%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
DigiPen Institute of Technology 517 2 (.2%) 1.1% 0 2 (100%)
Lipscomb University 616 2 (.2%) .3% 2 (100%) 0 538 $42,000 $72,600
Butler University 266 2 (.2%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 259 $44,600 $82,900
The University of Virginia's College at Wise 1161 2 (.2%) .7% 0 2 (100%)
William Penn University 1515 2 (.2%) .9% 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
Montana Technological University 1054 2 (.2%) .5% 0 2 (100%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
Fairfield University 176 2 (.2%) .2% 0 2 (100%) 130 $56,300 $90,800
Nova Southeastern University 786 1 (.1%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 616 $44,500 $70,400
Allegheny College 274 1 (.1%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 376 $39,700 $77,500
Drury University 664 1 (.1%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 950 $38,900 $53,000
Ohio Dominican University 1154 1 (.1%) .4% 0 1 (100%) 926 $42,200 $55,500
DeVry University-Virginia 1 (.1%) .8% 0 1 (100%)
DeVry University-Pennsylvania 1 (.1%) 1.2% 1 (100%) 0
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