News Brief - 1/30/17 Bachelor of science degree in software development receives top marks from College Choice INDIANAPOLIS Indiana residents seeking a career in software technology do not need to look far for a perfect fit. The Western Governors University bachelor’s degree in software development was recognized as the best in its field for 2017 by College Choice, an online publication that uses metrics like job placement, cost, and student satisfaction to determine objective rankings for colleges and universities. “Hands down, Western Governors University’s online bachelor of science in software development is the best in the country,” wrote College Choice editors. Software development is a particularly attractive career for Hoosiers looking to start their career or transition to a new career track. According to TechPoint’s 2015 Central Indiana Tech Workforce Survey, Indiana has seen a 9.2% growth in tech jobs compared to 2.4% nationally. Computer-skilled professionals employed in Indiana rose 21% from 2010-2015. “As Indiana’s tech economy continues to grow, thousands of new high-wage jobs will be available to Hoosiers with software development skills,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “Fortunately, the best online degree available in the field is convenient and affordable for Indiana residents through WGU.” With WGU Indiana’s competency-based curriculum, students can accelerate their learning to earn their degree more quickly. WGU students take on less debt due to the competency-based model and the already low cost of tuitionless than $6,000 per year for most programs. WGU Indiana also offers tuition discounts to employees of its corporate partners in the tech sector. To see a full list of corporate partnerships, visit indiana.wgu.edu/partnerships.