Software Engineering Degrees

Software engineers are in demand so if you’re considering earning a degree in this field, now is the time. More and more schools now offer both online and on-campus software engineering programs at all education levels, from associate’s degree to a PhD. And with the right credentials and training, you’ll be prepared to work in a number of different settings, developing and maintaining software and computer systems for companies of all sizes.

My Degree – What It’s Good For

Software engineers are the “creative minds behind computer programs.” They help businesses maintain and modernize their IT infrastructures in addition to creating high-quality software for a variety of purposes. With a degree in software engineering, you’ll be prepared to fill a number of valuable positions, some of which may include:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will vary and is determined by a number of factors including where you live, your employer, years of experience, and area of specialization. However, in May 2011, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a mean annual wage of $87,900 for computer software engineers. With an advanced degree, you may earn more as well as qualify for higher-level positions.

Tech Schools and Computer/IT Degrees

Colorado Technical University BS in Information Technology
BS in Cyber Security - Information Assurance
MS in Computer Science - Software Engineering
MS in Information Technology
Colorado Technical University - The Colorado Technical University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CTU is among the largest technical schools in the world with online programs available. Students can obtain degrees like the MS in Computer Science or the BS in Information Technology.
Liberty University DBA in Information Systems
Liberty University - Liberty University is the nation's largest Christian school and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Liberty University is not a technical school although students can pursue related online degree programs like an MS in Information Systems Management or an MS in Cyber Security.
Purdue University BS in Information Technology
BS in Information Technology - Programming and Software Development
BS in Cybersecurity
MBA in Information Technology
Purdue University - Purdue University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is one of the largest schools in the US. While not strictly a technical school, they do offer dozens of degrees in the field of technology like the AAS, BS, and MS in Information Technology. The distance learning programs make it easy for students to attend class and balance work and their personal life.
Walden University DBA in Information Systems Management
Walden University - Walden University is a massive online school regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It focuses on higher level programs like the MS in Information Technology or the MS in Information Systems that require no campus visitation in order to obtain the degree.
Ashford University BS in Information Technology
BS in Computer Software Technology
BS in Computer Software Technology - Web Content
MBA in Information Systems
Ashford University - Ashford U is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Ave, Ste 100, Alameda, California 94501, (510) 748-9001, wascsenior.org. Over 50 degree programs available online and a committed staff and faculty make Ashford University the ideal choice for over 42,000 students. Ashford offers many programs related to technology and computers like the BA in Business Information Systems.
American Intercontinental University BS in Information Technology - Software Analysis and Development
BS in Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
MS in Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
American Intercontinental University - The American InterContinental University is an international school with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Despite the fact it is not a technical school, students will find a wide range of relevant degrees like a BIT in Network Administration or a BFA in Web Design.
Rasmussen College BS in Computer Science
BS in Cyber Security
BS in Information Technology Management
Rasmussen College - "Complete your Computer Science Bachelor’s degree-completion program fully online in as few as 18 months.* The computer science program at Rasmussen College is where big ideas get noticed—often on their way to becoming the next big thing. Using data-driven methods, our curriculum focuses on emerging trends, not fads, and includes hands-on experience with real-world tools in virtual environments from Amazon, Apple and Microsoft."
Grand Canyon University MS in Cybersecurity
MS in Information Technology Management
Grand Canyon University - "Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Information Technology Management program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in information technology. The IT management program consists of a unique blend of management courses that will provide you with the business knowledge required to manage information technology functions across a wide range of industries."

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