Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Howard Community College is the largest information technology school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a information technology school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,993.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for information technology related books and supplies every year.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 7,840 information technology professionals working in Maryland and 3,800 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. Columbia's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.