Tacoma has a general population of 193,556 and an overall student population of 22,872. Approximately 2,879 of Tacoma's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Of the 1 computer science schools in Tacoma, the largest computer science school, by student population, is University of Puget Sound. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Computer Science program at University of Puget Sound.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Tacoma's computer science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $35,635 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Tacoma-based computer science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $42,607.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Tacoma, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,260 computer science professionals in Washington State. Of these computer science professionals, 340 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Tacoma will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Tacoma is $96,520 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.