With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 10,709 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer computer engineering programs.
The largest computer engineering school in Providence, by student population, is Johnson & Wales University. In 2010, Johnson & Wales University graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in computer engineering.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering in Providence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,490 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for computer engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board at Providence-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer engineering graduates choose to work as computer engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Providence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 260 computer engineers in Rhode Island, 240 were working in the greater Providence area. The government projects that the number of computer engineers in Providence will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer engineer in Providence is $99,160 per year, which is the same as the average for computer engineers state-wide.