With an overall population of 21,342 and a student population of 22,647, approximately 22,647 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer information technology programs.
Ohio University-Main Campus is the largest information technology school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in information technology.
A total of 96 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Athens in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's information technology schools was $22,905 per year for instate students and $31,869 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $873 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Athens. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,408 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an information technology professional in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 9,760 information technology professionals working in Ohio and 70 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Athens. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Athens is $75,010 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.