Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
The largest information systems school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 102 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in information systems.
A reported 233 students graduated with credentials in information systems in Fairfax in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's information systems schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information systems program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfax-based information systems schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you plan on staying in Fairfax after graduating from information systems school, you should know that job prospects for information systems professionals in Fairfax, which is the most popular information systems profession, are good. There were 12,730 information systems professionals working in Virginia and 14,420 working in the greater Fairfax area in 2010. The number of information systems professionals in Fairfax is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.