ICT Employment


ICT Education in Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities

ICT Education in Public 4-Year Colleges and UniversitiesPublic 4-year colleges and universities offer 4-year baccalaureate degrees and sometimes opportunities to pursue Masters and Doctorate degrees.

Many employers require at least a bachelor degree for higher paying jobs. At least in part, that is because they want well-rounded, socialized, generally knowledgeable employees who have proven they can learn, communicate, persevere and succeed.

That said, many baccalaureate graduates attend community colleges after graduation, because they find they have no marketable skills. A bachelor degree is no guarantee of a job, and some 4-year schools are criticized as theoretical to the point of being impractical.

ICT fields have excellent employment prospects, for community college and 4-year college and university graduates. An ideal ICT employment prospect is a student with a good balance of broad general education, science and theory behind ICT, applications of ICT and real world experiences utilizing ICT.

Deep understanding of science, theory, technology, mathematics and/or engineering creates candidates for research and development scientists who advance ICT fields, usually with advanced (Masters and/or Doctoral) degrees. Combinations of ICT technical knowledge together with business, scientific or industry-specific knowledge are valuable in employment marketplaces.

Following are links to information on ICT related programs at public 4-year colleges and universities in the MPICT region.

Donít rule out any of these out-of-state schools without checking if they participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program, a consortium offering discounted tuition to residents of participating western states.