Farmingdale has a general population of 8,399 and an overall student population of 6,988. Approximately 6,988 of Farmingdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Farmingdale's largest information technology school is Farmingdale State College. In 2010, Farmingdale State College graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with an information technology degree in Farmingdale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,968 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Farmingdale information technology schools was an average of $27,868 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,245 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Farmingdale-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $11,090 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,530.
If you plan on staying in Farmingdale after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Farmingdale, which is the most popular information technology profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 information technology professionals in New York were working in the greater Farmingdale area. The number of information technology professionals in Farmingdale is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.