Mount Pleasant has a general population of 25,946 and an overall student population of 27,472. Approximately 27,247 of Mount Pleasant's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Mount Pleasant, by student population, is Central Michigan University. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated approximately 46 students from its information technology program.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with an information technology degree in Mount Pleasant. Tuition in 2009 at Mount Pleasant's information technology schools was $20,297 per year for instate students and $33,797 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Pleasant-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $7,896 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 7,670 information technology professionals in Michigan, 230 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 10% in Mount Pleasant. 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 Mount Pleasant is $74,170 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.