Columbia has a general population of 116,278 and an overall student population of 36,204. Approximately 2,983 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Of the 1 computer science schools in Columbia, the largest computer science school, by student population, is Benedict College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Benedict College with credentials in computer science.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Columbia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at computer science schools in Columbia was $15,590 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,000 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,172 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $22,041.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,830 computer science professionals in South Carolina, 890 were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Columbia. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $101,880 per year. This is higher than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.