Vincennes University will offer a new computer science degree program to fill a growing need for skilled computing positions. The new program will be offered at the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, and online through VU Distance Education.

Code.org reports Indiana has nearly 5,000 open computing jobs, which is over three times the average demand rate in the state. The average salary for a computing job in Indiana is over $74,000, which is much higher than the state average of $42,940.

“The CS degree program will open the door for students to earn a degree that will put them on the path to obtain a career in a high-demand, high-wage industry,” said Jaci Lederman, chair of VU’s Information Technology Department.

Find more details on the new degree program here