If you are interested in pursuing computer engineering, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 computer engineering schools in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia has a total population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204. Of these students, 31,465 are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
University of South Carolina-Columbia is the largest computer engineering school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 37 students with credentials in computer engineering.
In 2010, 41 students graduated with a computer engineering degree in Columbia. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's computer engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,982 per year in instate tuition and $31,270 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,468 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer engineering program in Columbia. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,022 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,101.
If you decide to work as a computer engineer in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 600 computer engineers in South Carolina, 80 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of computer engineers in Columbia will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer engineer in Columbia is $74,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer engineers.
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