INDIANAPOLIS - Purdue University Global has announced plans for a new cloud computing degree program. The bachelor's degree will be the first new program offered by the school since it joined the Purdue system earlier this year.

Purdue Global is partnering with Virginia-based ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT), which helped develop program. The university says the degree will help students "master the foundational goals of cloud computing," such as understanding cloud trends, recognizing best practices, and evaluating different cloud providers and solutions.

"We’re thrilled that ManTech has chosen Purdue Global as its partner in this fascinating and incredibly fast-growing area of study," said Jeffrey Buck, dean of Purdue Global’s School of Business and IT. "Our new cloud computing degree program is an example of how we can help organizations meet the demand for highly trained workers while creating a personalized, high-quality educational experience for students that fits their schedules."

ManTech will also offer the cloud computing program to its employees. Purdue Global cites research that says by 2020, 59 percent of the world's consumer Internet population will use personal cloud storage, up from 47 percent in 2015.

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