Independence has a total population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177. Of these students, 1,177 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Independence Community College is the largest computer science school in Independence, based on student population. In 2010, Independence Community College graduated approximately 1 students with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a computer science degree in Independence. If you decide to attend one of Independence's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in instate tuition and $11,760 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Independence. And if you live on campus at one of the Independence-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Independence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,370 computer science professionals in Kansas. Of these computer science professionals, 290 were working in the greater Independence area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 19% in Independence. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Independence, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,680 per year. This is lower than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.