Columbia has a total population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398. Of these students, 8,778 are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Columbia, by student population, is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 12 students from its information systems program.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with an information systems degree from one of Columbia's information systems schools. If you decide to attend a information systems school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,993.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information systems program in Columbia.
After graduating with your credentials in information systems, if you decide to work as an information systems professional in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 7,840 information systems professionals working in Maryland and 3,800 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of information systems professionals in Columbia will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.