Houghton has a general population of 7,010 and an overall student population of 7,136. Approximately 7,136 of Houghton's students are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
Michigan Technological University is the largest information systems school in Houghton, based on student population. Approximately 47 students graduated in 2010 from Michigan Technological University with credentials in information systems.
In 2010, 49 students graduated with an information systems degree from one of Houghton's information systems schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,093 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Houghton information systems schools was an average of $35,363 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for information systems related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Houghton after graduating from information systems school, you should know that job prospects for information systems professionals in Houghton, which is the most popular information systems profession, are average. In 2010, there were 7,670 information systems professionals in Michigan. Of these information systems professionals, 100 were working in the greater Houghton area. Houghton's information systems professional workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
As an information systems professional in Houghton, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information systems professionals in the state.