Neumont University Endorsed by Forbes, IBM, and Microsoft.   

Salt Lake City, July 11, 2006 - Neumont University, offering accelerated Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Business Administration degrees, announced today that the July 24, 2006 issue of Forbes Magazine will include a profile of the University. In the article entitled, "Software U," Forbes magazine joins technology leaders with their endorsement of the University’s breakthrough Computer Science degree program.

Neumont is addressing the industry-wide shortage of skilled software developers. “The U.S. has a big problem,” reports Forbes. “The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts it needs 135,000 new computer professionals each year….U.S. universities are churning out only 49,000 grads a year. And many of those U.S. grads require additional training before they can function on the job.”

In his article, Forbes writer Tim Doyle outlines how Neumont University was established to address the national shortage of software developers. Students are immersed in an intensive, first-ever project-based curriculum. Industry-accomplished faculty mentor students in small classes, and close alignment with employers is a key component of the curriculum.

Forbes magazine joins technology leaders IBM and Microsoft in its praise for the award-winning University. IBM Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology, Nicholas M. Donofrio described Neumont’s rapid rise to success in recent testimony before the U.S. Department of Education Commission on the Future of Higher Education. At the first Neumont commencement in May Mr. Donofrio stated graduates are “correct by construction,” and “the closest people I have found anywhere in the world who actually come out [of school] service ready.”

Recent Neumont grads were 100% placed in the field of software development and had multiple job offers before accepting positions before commencement*. Neumont “is clearly several rungs above” other schools that offer degrees in Computer Science, reports Forbes. ”There's no confusing Neumont with a traditional university,” says Forbes writer Tim Doyle. Neumont graduates are commanding salaries “20% more than the average computer science grad”.

The Degrees

Neumont University’s accelerated 30-month 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 30-month 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. www.neumont.edu

*Spring 2006 graduate salary data; The University does not guarantee placement for future graduates; Detailed placement data available at the Office of Admissions.

Dig Deeper