Chester has a general population of 36,854 and an overall student population of 4,814. Approximately 4,814 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Widener University-Main Campus is the largest information technology school in Chester, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Widener University-Main Campus.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Chester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,840 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chester-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Chester, which is the most popular information technology profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 9,250 information technology professionals in Pennsylvania, 4,140 were working in the greater Chester area. The number of information technology professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.