Top Computer Software Engineering Bachelors degree Programs - 2018

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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Rochester Institute of Technology 435 57 (6.7%) 2.3% 3 (5%) 54 (95%) 143 $57,400 $89,600
The University of Texas at Dallas 172 55 (6.5%) 1.8% 12 (22%) 43 (78%) 348 $51,100 $79,100
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 701 49 (5.8%) 1.7% 7 (14%) 42 (86%) 504 $41,400 $73,800
Iowa State University 261 48 (5.7%) .8% 4 (8%) 44 (92%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
Florida Gulf Coast University 761 45 (5.3%) 1.9% 3 (7%) 42 (93%) 911 $42,700 $57,100
Milwaukee School of Engineering 550 42 (5%) 7.5% 3 (7%) 39 (93%) 121 $63,500 $92,000
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 180 39 (4.6%) .9% 9 (23%) 30 (77%) 49 $59,300 $102,000
San Jose State University 752 37 (4.4%) .6% 3 (8%) 34 (92%) 75 $56,800 $97,700
The University of Texas at Arlington 1095 32 (3.8%) .4% 2 (6%) 30 (94%) 258 $51,800 $83,000
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 155 30 (3.6%) 5.8% 2 (7%) 28 (93%) 36 $67,500 $108,000
Arizona State University-Polytechnic 275 24 (2.8%) 3.2% 3 (13%) 21 (88%)
Wichita State University 946 24 (2.8%) 1.1% 2 (8%) 22 (92%) 479 $44,000 $74,400
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College 319 23 (2.7%) 3.4% 2 (9%) 21 (91%) 255 $55,400 $83,100
Kennesaw State University 21 (2.5%) .4% 3 (14%) 18 (86%)
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 1055 21 (2.5%) 1.7% 3 (14%) 18 (86%) 949 $43,800 $53,200
Florida Institute of Technology 542 21 (2.5%) 3.1% 3 (14%) 18 (86%) 86 $56,700 $95,500
Johnson - Wales University-Providence 789 18 (2.1%) 1% 2 (11%) 16 (89%) 778 $43,500 $64,300
University of Wisconsin-Platteville 850 17 (2%) 1.2% 0 17 (100%) 348 $55,500 $79,100
Miami University-Oxford 102 17 (2%) .4% 4 (24%) 13 (76%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
Drexel University 437 16 (1.9%) .4% 3 (19%) 13 (81%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
Vermont Technical College 1027 14 (1.7%) 10.8% 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
University of California-Irvine 76 14 (1.7%) .2% 3 (21%) 11 (79%) 102 $51,900 $93,900
Utah Valley University 14 (1.7%) .5% 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 625 $44,600 $70,200
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 672 14 (1.7%) 1.2% 1 (7%) 13 (93%) 538 $43,000 $72,600
Monmouth University 529 13 (1.5%) 1.2% 2 (15%) 11 (85%) 292 $47,100 $82,000
DeVry University-California 12 (1.4%) 1.1% 0 12 (100%)
Michigan Technological University 375 11 (1.3%) 1% 0 11 (100%) 49 $63,000 $102,000
Clarkson University 277 10 (1.2%) 1.4% 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 17 $61,700 $117,000
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 883 8 (.9%) .9% 1 (13%) 7 (88%) 100 $61,300 $94,100
University of Minnesota-Crookston 718 8 (.9%) 1.9% 0 8 (100%)
Loyola University Chicago 257 7 (.8%) .3% 0 7 (100%) 380 $45,600 $77,400
DeVry University-Florida 7 (.8%) 2% 0 7 (100%)
Liberty University 837 7 (.8%) .1% 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 909 $39,400 $57,200
DeVry University-Texas 6 (.7%) 1.7% 0 6 (100%)
SUNY College at Oswego 407 6 (.7%) .4% 0 6 (100%) 625 $38,900 $70,200
Indiana Institute of Technology 1501 5 (.6%) .8% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 498 $43,900 $73,900
Valley City State University 979 5 (.6%) 2.1% 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
Montana Technological University 908 5 (.6%) 1.5% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 159 $58,300 $88,600
Allegheny College 267 5 (.6%) 1.1% 1 (20%) 4 (80%) 376 $39,700 $77,500
St- Mary's University 591 4 (.5%) .8% 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 242 $44,400 $83,900
California Baptist University 800 4 (.5%) .3% 0 4 (100%) 829 $42,000 $62,200
Fairfield University 174 4 (.5%) .4% 0 4 (100%) 130 $56,300 $90,800
University of Northern Colorado 937 3 (.4%) .2% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 486 $41,500 $74,200
University of Miami 128 3 (.4%) .1% 1 (33%) 2 (67%) 365 $50,600 $78,000
The University of Virginia's College at Wise 1207 3 (.4%) 1% 0 3 (100%)
DeVry University-Virginia 2 (.2%) 1.3% 0 2 (100%)
Quinnipiac University 195 2 (.2%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 295 $49,400 $81,900
DeVry University-Pennsylvania 2 (.2%) 1.9% 0 2 (100%)
DeVry University-Georgia 2 (.2%) .6% 0 2 (100%)
Nova Southeastern University 824 2 (.2%) .1% 0 2 (100%) 616 $44,500 $70,400
DigiPen Institute of Technology 549 1 (.1%) .6% 1 (100%) 0
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott 724 1 (.1%) .3% 0 1 (100%) 86 $59,700 $95,500
William Penn University 1506 1 (.1%) .3% 0 1 (100%)
Chapman University 211 1 (.1%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 428 $47,200 $75,700
Butler University 183 1 (.1%) .1% 0 1 (100%) 259 $44,600 $82,900
DeVry University-Arizona 1 (.1%) .5% 0 1 (100%)
University of Central Oklahoma 1329 1 (.1%) % 0 1 (100%) 735 $41,600 $66,200
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