With an overall population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642, approximately 6,996 of Bethlehem students attend one of Bethlehem's schools that offer information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Bethlehem, by student population, is Lehigh University. Approximately 26 students graduated in 2010 from Lehigh University with credentials in information technology.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Bethlehem's information technology schools. In 2009 tuition at information technology schools in Bethlehem was $38,630 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. There were 9,250 information technology professionals working in Pennsylvania and 440 working in the greater Bethlehem area in 2010. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Bethlehem will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.