Bridgeport has a total population of 139,529 and a student population of 17,911. Of these students, 6,023 are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Sacred Heart University is the largest information technology school in Bridgeport, based on student population. In 2010, Sacred Heart University graduated approximately 42 students from its information technology program.
A total of 42 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Bridgeport in 2010. In 2009 tuition at information technology schools in Bridgeport was $30,298 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Bridgeport. And if you live on campus at one of the Bridgeport-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $12,246 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,498.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Bridgeport, which is the most popular information technology profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 information technology professionals in Connecticut were working in the greater Bridgeport area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Bridgeport will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.