ECPI University has built its reputation by developing degree programs that meet the needs of employers by preparing graduates for specific jobs, most notably in career fields oriented toward STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math. In doing so, ECPI University has once again been designated a 2016 STEM Jobs℠ Approved College.
This annual list created by Victory Media is the result of an exhaustive survey that measures how effectively schools align their programs to high-demand, high-paying STEM jobs, and how well they help students achieve career aspirations in STEM fields. Moreover, ECPI University was recognized with an Industry Award for being among the best at training and preparing graduates to enter STEM fields.
Ratings are based on a rigorous assessment that measures colleges and universities on criteria developed by an editorial panel with the assistance of an independent academic advisory board.
A STEM Jobs℠ Approved College designation indicates:
- Programs provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects
- The university promotes partnerships that nurture STEM literacy and link classrooms to careers
- Curriculum focuses on careers
- Programs engage under-represented student populations
“ECPI University has been committed to this kind of education long before the term ‘STEM’ was actually coined,” says Dr. Kat Prince, ECPI University Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Fifty years ago, ECPI University was founded to address a shortage of programmers in the emerging field of computer science. Today, each one of our programs integrates industry-standard technology, hands-on application, and real-world scenarios into the curriculum to reflect the evolving role technology plays in nearly every career field. ECPI University is proud to be included on this list and will continue to be a leader in STEM education for years to come.”