WT’s Software Engineering Program Ranks Highly Nationally in Value  

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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 college reviews, ranked WT’s software engineering degree program at No. 30 on its list of most affordable software engineering rankings. 

“Our software engineering students tackle real-world problems from diverse disciplines and provide computational solutions that advance the next generation of technologies,” said Dr. Vinitha Subburaj, associate dean of the College of Engineering. “This ranking shows that we provide quality education at an affordable price, keeping our students’ futures firmly in mind.” 

Software engineers create their own apps 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 projected to grow by 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to University Headquarters. This is faster than the national average for all other professions. 

Among other schools on the list: California State University-Dominguez Hills, Brigham Young University-Idaho, the University of Texas-El Paso, University of North Florida and others. 

Meeting regional needs is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World. 

That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign.  


About West Texas A&M University 

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs, 39 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.