Oakland has a general population of 399,484 and an overall student population of 28,906. Approximately 1,501 of Oakland's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Oakland's largest information technology school is Mills College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Mills College.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Oakland's information technology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $36,232 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Oakland-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $10,760 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $40,802.
If you plan on staying in Oakland after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Oakland, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 41,200 information technology professionals in California, 2,700 were working in the greater Oakland area. Oakland's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.