With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 107 students from its information systems program.
A total of 110 students graduated with credentials in information systems from information systems schools in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's information systems schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,220 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information systems program in West Lafayette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board at West Lafayette-based information systems schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from information systems school, you should know that job prospects for information systems professionals in West Lafayette, which is the most popular information systems profession, are good. There were 4,110 information systems professionals working in Indiana and 160 working in the greater West Lafayette area in 2010. The government projects that the number of information systems professionals in West Lafayette will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information systems professional in West Lafayette is $89,790 per year, which is lower than the average for information systems professionals state-wide.