Provo has a general population of 105,166 and an overall student population of 35,114. Approximately 34,130 of Provo's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
The largest information technology school in Provo, by student population, is Brigham Young University. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated approximately 96 students from its information technology program.
A total of 182 students graduated with credentials in information technology from information technology schools in Provo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $4,290 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for information technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,840 per year, on average, for room and board at Provo-based information technology schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,990.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Provo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,340 information technology professionals in Utah. Of these information technology professionals, 400 were working in the greater Provo area. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Provo will increase by 30% by the year 2018. 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 Provo is $97,430 per year, which is lower than the average for information technology professionals state-wide.