Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
The largest computer engineering school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 53 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in computer engineering.
In 2010, 90 students graduated with a computer engineering degree in Fairfax. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairfax computer engineering schools was an average of $35,298 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer engineering program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from computer engineering school, you should know that job prospects for computer engineers in Fairfax, which is the most popular computer engineering profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 computer engineers in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. The number of computer engineers in Fairfax is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer engineer in Fairfax is $108,040 per year, which is higher than the average for computer engineers state-wide.