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 technology programs.
Purdue University-Main Campus is the largest information technology school in West Lafayette, based on student population. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 107 students from its information technology program.
A total of 107 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's information technology 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 technology program in West Lafayette. And if you live on campus at one of the West Lafayette-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,110 information technology professionals in Indiana, 160 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in West Lafayette will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in West Lafayette is $89,790 per year, which is lower than the average for information technology professionals state-wide.