With an overall population of 91,802 and a student population of 16,244, approximately 15,783 of Richardson students attend one of Richardson's schools that offer software engineering programs.
The University of Texas at Dallas is the largest software engineering school in Richardson, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at Dallas graduated approximately 77 students with credentials in software engineering.
In 2010, 77 students graduated with a software engineering degree from one of Richardson's software engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Richardson's software engineering schools was $21,772 per year for instate students and $32,602 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a software engineering program in Richardson. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board at Richardson-based software engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
Many software engineering graduates choose to work as software engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richardson, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of software engineers in Richardson will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for software engineers.