NMSU's online bachelor of information and communication technology degree in the
The online ICT program ranked number 15 with its cost of
"It's nice to be recognized," Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering Department Head Jeff Beasley said. "That means we are doing something right."
Beasley said the program "is very good," but not only because it is affordable.
He said that the program provides an excellent knowledge base for its graduates. It is also a very relevant degree, since computers are used in everyday life. People use computers all the time and someone needs to know how to work with them, and NMSU's online ICT program provides students with a good understanding of the technology. Beasley also said that since the program is online it provides people in the work force a more convenient way to advance their career.
"The classes address what people who are going to go into this area need to know," Beasley said.
The program has been both popular and successful. When it began in 2005 there were six students enrolled and now there are around 170 students in the program, now the largest enrollment in the department.
One year, ICT students designed course exception software for the
GetEducated.com found that the average cost of an online bachelor's degree in computer science is
The 34 most affordable regionally accredited online bachelor's degrees in computer science were revealed in GetEducated.com's "
The rankings can be found at: http://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/online-it-bachelor-degree-best-affordable-online-degrees.
A Get Educated "Best Online Colleges" affordability ranking indicates NMSU's online bachelor's program has been independently reviewed, compared to its peers in a comprehensive national survey and found to offer one of the best values in online undergraduate education for technology students nationwide.
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