Skip to main content
Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
MSC Southeast

MSC Southeast Logo 300 px

Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director

For Immediate Release awards #1 Nationwide ranking to MSC Southeast Software & Web Development program

Great Value CollegesRed Wing, MN (June 13, 2018) -- has announced its rankings for the top 10 colleges for an online Associate Degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Information Science, naming Minnesota State College Southeast's Associate of Applied Science degree in Software & Web Development the #1 online program in the nation.

The website organizes its annual list of the Top 10 great value colleges to help prospective students find the programs that best that fit their interests and budget.  Rankings* are based on: 

  • Tuition value (ten points)
  • Relevancy of the curriculum to the demands of the field (ten points)
  • Low student to faculty ratio (ten points)
  • In case of a tie on points, schools are ranked in order of decreasing tuition.

Minnesota State College Southeast's program was ranked ahead of Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN (#2), Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ (#5), Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA (#6), and University of Toledo, OH (#10).

At Minnesota State College Southeast, Software & Web Development students learn computer programming, web development, and information technology support using a hands-on approach. A rich online application environment, instructor developed recordings, and computer programming demonstrations make learning convenient for online learners. 

"Our courses provide the best value not just in terms of cost, but also in the quality of instruction. All of the lessons and exercises are designed to move students through the process of becoming software developers," according to Mark Swanson, Software Development and Support instructor. "Students learn a wide variety of skills ranging from broad concepts down to the details of coding for different environments. Our students also use hands-on learning and cutting edge tools to create a production-level system of their own design."

The 60-credit Associate of Applied Science in Software & Web Development includes 16 credits of general education requirements and 44 credits of technical requirements.

This is the second time MSC Southeast has been recognized by In January, the college's Cyber and Information Security program was ranked #1 nationwide by the website.

"We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards for our programs and ensuring that curriculum is constantly revised to reflect the ever-changing technology landscape," says MSC Southeast Dean of Trade and Technology Travis Thul. "This #1 designation is truly an honor and we look forward to continuing to strive towards excellence."   

*Tuition, enrollment, and faculty-to- student ratio numbers are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics, a US government agency.




About Minnesota State College Southeast 

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit

© 2021 Minnesota State College Southeast

RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
COLLEGE PHONE | 507-453-2700 | 877-853-8324

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 507-453-2700.

Minnnesota State Logo - vertical

Minnesota State College Southeast
A member of Minnesota State