West Chester has a total population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211. Of these students, 14,211 are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in West Chester, the largest information technology school, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 46 students from its information technology program.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of West Chester's information technology schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester information technology schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,320 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 9,250 information technology professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these information technology professionals, 4,140 were working in the greater West Chester area. West Chester's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.