Southern New Hampshire University recognizes that STEM programs play an increasingly important role in the landscape of higher education. More and more students are choosing to seek an education within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, often with a mind toward pursuing high-paying careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the most recent occupational studies reported that 93 out of 100 STEM-related occupations had wages above the national average. In fact, as of 2015, the BLS reports that the national average wage for all STEM occupations was nearly double the national average for non-STEM occupations.
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA) at SNHU is the home for many different STEM programs, including Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and more. SNHU continues to steadily increase STEM-related offerings on campus, with programs available in exciting fields that include engineering, video game design, mathematics, aeronautics, and biology.
SNHU has dedicated incredible resources to STEM and STEM-related programs, offering students the opportunity to get hands-on experience without leaving campus. The university recently completed renovations on a new home for CETA, a facility which features a robotics lab, mechanical lab, electrical lab, and fully stocked machine shop to go along with four computer labs and an aeronautics lab. An additional CETA building, expected to open in the fall of 2019, will augment these existing facilities with resources that include a makerspace, 3D printing lab, and unmanned aerial vehicle lab. The SNHU campus also offers additional resources, including a state-of-the-art Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality lab.
Students in SNHU's on-campus STEM programs will also learn from faculty members who have helped build interplanetary probes, served in the military, worked for defense contractors, designed video games, founded companies, and more. CETA faculty members bring all of this experience to the table in the name of educating the STEM leaders of tomorrow.