Arlington has a general population of 332,969 and an overall student population of 30,763. Approximately 28,085 of Arlington's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Of the 1 computer science schools in Arlington, the largest computer science school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Arlington. In 2010, The University of Texas at Arlington graduated approximately 20 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Arlington's computer science schools. Tuition in 2009 at Arlington's computer science schools was $19,181 per year for instate students and $25,829 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $908 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Arlington-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $6,097 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Arlington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 18,890 computer science professionals in Texas. Of these computer science professionals, 1,360 were working in the greater Arlington area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Arlington will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.