Jackson has a total population of 184,256 and a student population of 16,993. Of these students, 2,883 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Of the 1 computer science schools in Jackson, the largest computer science school, by student population, is Belhaven University. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Belhaven University with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Jackson's computer science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,780 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jackson-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $6,120 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jackson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 computer science professionals in Mississippi were working in the greater Jackson area. Jackson's computer science professional workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Jackson, you can expect to make an average salary of $76,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.