Boone has a general population of 13,472 and an overall student population of 16,968. Approximately 16,968 of Boone's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
The largest computer science school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Appalachian State University.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Boone in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Boone's computer science schools was $14,391 per year for instate students and $25,012 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Boone. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boone after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Boone, which is the most popular computer science profession, are average. In 2010, there were 10,830 computer science professionals in North Carolina. Of these computer science professionals, 210 were working in the greater Boone area. The number of computer science professionals in Boone is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Boone is $84,600 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.