Portland has a general population of 64,249 and an overall student population of 10,424. Approximately 9,655 of Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Portland's largest computer science school is University of Southern Maine. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Maine with credentials in computer science.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Portland in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portland's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in instate tuition and $35,656 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 890 computer science professionals in Maine. Of these computer science professionals, 400 were working in the greater Portland area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Portland will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Portland is $91,380 per year, which is higher than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.