Hickory has a general population of 37,222 and an overall student population of 7,202. Approximately 5,528 of Hickory's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
The largest computer engineering school in Hickory, by student population, is Catawba Valley Community College. In 2010, Catawba Valley Community College graduated approximately 6 students from its computer engineering program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a computer engineering degree in Hickory. In 2009 tuition at computer engineering schools in Hickory was $1,730 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year.
Many computer engineering graduates choose to work as computer engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are not very good. Hickory's computer engineer workforce is projected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.