Columbia has a general population of 4,014 and an overall student population of 2,349. Approximately 2,349 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Columbia, by student population, is Lindsey Wilson College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Lindsey Wilson College.
A total of 2 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $4,595 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,618.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,740 information technology professionals in Kentucky. Of these information technology professionals, 130 were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of information technology professionals in Columbia is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Columbia is $71,820 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.