Rochester has a general population of 10,467 and an overall student population of 19,810. Approximately 18,918 of Rochester's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Oakland University is the largest information technology school in Rochester, based on student population. In 2010, Oakland University graduated approximately 37 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 73 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Rochester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rochester information technology schools was an average of $30,977 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,107 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
If you plan on staying in Rochester after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Rochester, which is the most popular information technology profession, are average. In 2010, of the 7,670 information technology professionals in Michigan, 2,110 were working in the greater Rochester area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Rochester will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.