Columbia has a general population of 84,531 and an overall student population of 48,122. Approximately 15,556 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Columbia's largest computer science school is Columbia College. In 2010, Columbia College graduated approximately 4 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Columbia's computer science schools. In 2009 tuition at computer science schools in Columbia was $14,576 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,898 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,200.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular computer science profession, are not very good. There were 5,930 computer science professionals working in Missouri and 110 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The number of computer science professionals in Columbia is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Columbia is $74,210 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.