With an overall population of 71,382 and a student population of 9,123, approximately 8,227 of Melbourne students attend one of Melbourne's schools that offer information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Melbourne, by student population, is Florida Institute of Technology. In 2010, Florida Institute of Technology graduated approximately 38 students from its information technology program.
A reported 48 students graduated with credentials in information technology in Melbourne in 2010. If you decide to attend a information technology school in Melbourne, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,520.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,630 per year, on average, for room and board at Melbourne-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an information technology professional in Melbourne, your job prospects are average. There were 7,860 information technology professionals working in Florida and 250 working in the greater Melbourne area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Melbourne. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Melbourne, you can expect to make an average salary of $106,210 per year. This is higher than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.