Ashland has a total population of 6,619 and a student population of 1,246. Of these students, 1,246 are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Ashland, by student population, is Randolph-Macon College. In 2010, Randolph-Macon College graduated approximately 4 students from its information systems program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with an information systems degree from one of Ashland's information systems schools. In 2009 tuition at information systems schools in Ashland was $29,182 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for information systems related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ashland-based information systems schools, you will have an added expense of $8,891 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many information systems graduates choose to work as information systems professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ashland, your job prospects are good. There were 12,730 information systems professionals working in Virginia and 1,410 working in the greater Ashland area in 2010. The number of information systems professionals in Ashland is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information systems professional in Ashland is $120,690 per year, which is higher than the average for information systems professionals state-wide.