Lowell has a general population of 105,167 and an overall student population of 14,517. Approximately 13,602 of Lowell's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Lowell's largest computer science school is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In 2010, approximately 63 students graduated from the Computer Science program at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
A reported 63 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Lowell in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lowell computer science schools was an average of $34,168 per year in 2009.
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 Lowell. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
If you plan on staying in Lowell after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Lowell, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 computer science professionals in Massachusetts were working in the greater Lowell area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Lowell. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.