Chico has a total population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934. Of these students, 16,934 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
The largest computer science school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Computer Science program at California State University-Chico.
A total of 52 students graduated with credentials in computer science from computer science schools in Chico in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's computer science schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you decide to work as a computer science professional in Chico, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 41,200 computer science professionals in California. Of these computer science professionals, 50 were working in the greater Chico area. The number of computer science professionals in Chico is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Chico is $94,970 per year, which is higher than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.