College Station has a total population of 67,890 and a student population of 50,530. Of these students, 48,702 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Texas A & M University is the largest computer science school in College Station, based on student population. Approximately 98 students graduated in 2010 from Texas A & M University with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 98 students graduated with a computer science degree in College Station. If you decide to attend one of College Station's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,316 per year in instate tuition and $34,746 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,278 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the College Station-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,039 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,277.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in College Station, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,890 computer science professionals in Texas, 180 were working in the greater College Station area. College Station's computer science professional workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in College Station is $84,460 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.