Rolla has a general population of 16,367 and an overall student population of 7,045. Approximately 6,814 of Rolla's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Missouri University of Science and Technology is the largest information technology school in Rolla, based on student population. In 2010, Missouri University of Science and Technology graduated approximately 63 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 126 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Rolla in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Rolla's information technology schools was $20,446 per year for instate students and $31,537 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rolla-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $8,010 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Rolla, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,930 information technology professionals in Missouri, 70 were working in the greater Rolla area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Rolla will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Rolla is $74,440 per year, which is lower than the average for information technology professionals state-wide.