Santa Cruz has a general population of 54,593 and an overall student population of 17,098. Approximately 16,775 of Santa Cruz's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
University of California-Santa Cruz is the largest information technology school in Santa Cruz, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 70 students graduated from the Information Technology program at University of California-Santa Cruz.
In 2010, 70 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Santa Cruz's information technology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,481 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Santa Cruz information technology schools was an average of $50,150 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,393 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are good. There were 41,200 information technology professionals working in California and 130 working in the greater Santa Cruz area in 2010. Santa Cruz's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.