Hammond has a total population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770. Of these students, 10,133 are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Hammond, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 10 students from its information systems program.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in information systems in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's information systems schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,125 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information systems program in Hammond. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based information systems schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
Many information systems graduates choose to work as information systems professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,110 information systems professionals in Indiana. Of these information systems professionals, 170 were working in the greater Hammond area. The government projects that the number of information systems professionals in Hammond will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information systems professional in Hammond is $91,920 per year, which is higher than the average for information systems professionals state-wide.