Houghton has a general population of 7,010 and an overall student population of 7,136. Approximately 7,136 of Houghton's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Houghton, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Michigan Technological University. In 2010, Michigan Technological University graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Houghton's information technology schools. If you decide to attend one of Houghton's information technology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,093 per year in instate tuition and $35,363 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 information technology program in Houghton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,121 per year, on average, for room and board at Houghton-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Houghton, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 7,670 information technology professionals in Michigan. Of these information technology professionals, 100 were working in the greater Houghton area. The number of information technology professionals in Houghton is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Houghton is $78,910 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.