With an overall population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203, approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa students attend one of Ottumwa's schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Ottumwa, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Indian Hills Community College. In 2010, Indian Hills Community College graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Ottumwa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Ottumwa's information technology schools was $13,272 per year for instate students and $14,760 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus at one of the Ottumwa-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
If you plan on staying in Ottumwa after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Ottumwa, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 2,230 information technology professionals in Iowa, 140 were working in the greater Ottumwa area. Ottumwa's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 18% 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 Ottumwa is $90,740 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.