Thatcher has a general population of 4,022 and an overall student population of 7,241. Approximately 7,241 of Thatcher's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Eastern Arizona College is the largest information technology school in Thatcher, based on student population. In 2010, Eastern Arizona College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Thatcher in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Thatcher's information technology schools was $11,538 per year for instate students and $18,138 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $885 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Thatcher-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,075 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,049.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Thatcher, your job prospects are not very good. There were 4,360 information technology professionals working in Arizona and 50 working in the greater Thatcher area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 5% in Thatcher. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.