San Jose has a general population of 894,943 and an overall student population of 56,775. Approximately 31,280 of San Jose's students are enrolled in schools that offer software engineering programs.
San Jose State University is the largest software engineering school in San Jose, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 188 students graduated from the Software Engineering program at San Jose State University.
A reported 188 students graduated with credentials in software engineering in San Jose in 2010. If you decide to attend one of San Jose's software engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,336 per year in instate tuition and $32,496 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,734 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a software engineering program in San Jose. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
If you decide to work as a software engineer in San Jose, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of software engineers in San Jose will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for software engineers.