MSNBC dubs Neumont University one of the ‘Most Talked About Colleges in America’

Neumont University, offering accelerated Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Business Administration degrees, recently announced that MSNBC’s August 30, 2006 The Most segment named Neumont University one of the “most talked about colleges in America.” MSNBC joins Forbes magazine, InformationWeek and a growing list of technology leaders in applauding the University’s revolutionary Computer Science degree program.

The technology industry is talking about Neumont, indeed. Neumont is successfully addressing the industry-wide shortage of skilled software developers with an accelerated year-round Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program that is “all about geek” according to MSNBC. Students sacrifice long breaks and sports teams to “get geek fast” and graduate in just two years. Neumont graduates enter the workforce at average starting salaries over $60,000 per year.*

In his MSNBC interview with Allison Stewart, Neumont President Graham Doxey named three types of students attracted to the school’s fast-paced program: 1) high school graduates, 2) transfer students, and 3) workers returning to school to advance IT skill sets.

Neumont student Paul Baker explains why he left Drexel University to attend Neumont. “Neumont’s project-based curriculum is designed around vital leadership, teamwork and coordination abilities,” he said.

Employers enthusiastically agree. A solid theoretical base in Computer Science along with practical software development skills are job requirements. But new graduates who can work on the business side have a leg up in an interview.

“The software development experience Neumont University students gain from their project work gives them a substantial competitive edge,” said Rich Mina, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Recruiting at CA (formerly Computer Associates).

To date, Neumont graduates have achieved 100 percent job placement in the field of software development and average 2.4 job offers per graduate.

The Degrees
Neumont University’s accelerated two-year Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (BSCS) distinguishes itself with an integrated, project-based curriculum that focuses on the skills most valued by today’s employers. Computer science projects and coursework are designed to provide Neumont University graduates with a strong foundation in technical skills and standards, an understanding of the business environment, and the ability to communicate and function well as members of teams.

Upon completing the instructional and project hours, Neumont University graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a portfolio of project work.

In addition to the BSCS degree, the University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with an emphasis in IT.

About Neumont University
Neumont University is educating the most sought-after software developers. The Salt Lake City campus offers accelerated two-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degrees and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in one- and two-year formats. Neumont University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Some of the careers in software development include software engineer, systems architect, web development, systems analyst, data modeler, and programmer/analyst.

*2006 spring salary data: Neumont does not guarantee salaries for future graduates. Detailed placement data is available from the Office of Admissions.

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