Rose State Cyber Security Program Continues Growth Published September 10, 2018

Ken DeweyMidwest City, Okla. – Cybercrime continues to rise globally, more and more students are looking to Rose State College for cyber security degrees. For the fourth year in a row, Rose State College’s Cyber Security program has grown, with Fall 2018 enrollment the largest in program history. Boasting almost 280 students enrolled in the program, Rose State currently sits as the largest Cyber Security degree program in Oklahoma. Rose State offers students to opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Cyber Security that can be used to enter the workforce or proceed on for a bachelor's degree. Students looking to pursue a bachelor's degree can utilize transfer agreements Rose has made with both the University of Tulsa and OSU-IT in Okmulgee.

“Our growth is a testament to the quality of our program,” said Ken Dewey, Director of the RSC Cyber Security Program. “The word is out. People know that if you want to pursue cyber security, Rose is the place to do it.” Dewey also highlighted how the program is structured. “Many of our students are coming back to school for a cyber degree after working in other career fields. Traditional class settings can be difficult, so we've structured the program specifically so these types of students can participate and succeed."

Rose State offers their AAS in Cyber Security 100% online, in-class or a combination of both. With the growing demand for the program, Rose is also offering certain classes in an accelerated 8-week format to ensure students can finish the program as quickly as possible.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2016-2026 jobs in the cyber security sector are expected to increase by 28%, with the website ZipRecruiter placing the national average for jobs in the cyber security sector at $96,660 per year.

Individuals interested in earning a Cyber Security degree from Rose State College may visit www.getstartedatrose.com/cyber for more information or to submit a program inquiry.