With an overall population of 30,248 and a student population of 9,199, approximately 3,957 of Florence students attend one of Florence's schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Florence, the largest information technology school, by student population, is Francis Marion University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Francis Marion University.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an information technology degree in Florence. Tuition in 2009 at Florence's information technology schools was $24,772 per year for instate students and $32,397 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Florence-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,746.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Florence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 information technology professionals in South Carolina were working in the greater Florence area. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 18% in Florence. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Florence is $83,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.