M.S.E. in Software Engineering Ranked No. 14 in Nation by Intelligent.com


MACON – Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, recently ranked Mercer University No. 14 among its Top 25 Master’s in Software Engineering Degree Programs for 2020.

Mercer’s Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in software engineering is offered online as a distance learning program of the School of Engineering.

“We are delighted, although not surprised, that our M.S.E. in software engineering is being recognized nationally as a top-ranked program,” said Dr. Laura Lackey, dean and Georgia Kaolin Chair of Engineering. “The curriculum and quality of instruction are exceptional, and the program’s graduates obtain excellent job opportunities following graduation.”

Intelligent.com’s ranking is based on an assessment of 171 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and postgraduate employment.

This year’s results are calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations.

Intelligent.com analyzed 171 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 25 making the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university.

“Students who pursue any one of these programs can expect to gain employment much quicker in comparison to candidates without a degree. In addition to accessibility and cost, the steady job growth in this market is one of the many reasons Intelligent.com researched and ranked the Top Master’s in Software Engineering Degree Programs,” read an announcement from Intelligent.com.

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About the School of Engineering

Mercer University’s School of Engineering, founded in 1985, offers innovative and academically challenging programs that provide students with a comprehensive education, featuring a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences, a core engineering curriculum, a range of courses in engineering specialties and a strong emphasis on communication technologies. The School is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top three master’s-degree-level engineering schools in the Southeast. Known for its breadth of instruction in its undergraduate program and its five-year joint bachelor’s and master’s degree program, the School combines technical education with hands-on laboratory experience. Mercer engineers can look forward to joining fellow alumni in companies such as Robins Air Force Base, Mercer Engineering Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Georgia Power, Manhattan Associates and Gulfstream Aerospace.