With an overall population of 461,522 and a student population of 66,287, approximately 35,557 of Long Beach students attend one of Long Beach's schools that offer computer science programs.
California State University-Long Beach is the largest computer science school in Long Beach, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Long Beach graduated approximately 43 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Long Beach's computer science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,052 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Long Beach computer science schools was an average of $31,212 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Long Beach-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,426.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Long Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 41,200 computer science professionals in California, 8,590 were working in the greater Long Beach area. The number of computer science professionals in Long Beach is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.