With an overall population of 6,619 and a student population of 1,246, approximately 1,246 of Ashland students attend one of Ashland's schools that offer information technology programs.
Ashland's largest information technology school is Randolph-Macon College. In 2010, Randolph-Macon College graduated approximately 4 students from its information technology program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with an information technology degree from one of Ashland's information technology schools. In 2009 tuition at information technology 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 technology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,891 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ashland after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Ashland, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. There were 12,730 information technology professionals working in Virginia and 1,410 working in the greater Ashland area in 2010. The government projects that the number of information technology professionals in Ashland will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Ashland is $120,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for information technology professionals.