Blacksburg has a general population of 39,573 and an overall student population of 31,581. Approximately 30,870 of Blacksburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Blacksburg, by student population, is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Approximately 169 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with credentials in information systems.
A total of 276 students graduated with credentials in information systems from information systems schools in Blacksburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Blacksburg's information systems schools was $19,565 per year for instate students and $32,838 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,080 for information systems related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,985.
If you plan on staying in Blacksburg after graduating from information systems school, you should know that job prospects for information systems professionals in Blacksburg, which is the most popular information systems profession, are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 information systems professionals in Virginia. Of these information systems professionals, 80 were working in the greater Blacksburg area. By the year 2018, the number of information systems professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Blacksburg. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
As an information systems professional in Blacksburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $100,420 per year. This is lower than the average salary for information systems professionals in the state.
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