With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer information technology programs.
George Mason University is the largest information technology school in Fairfax, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 102 students graduated from the Information Technology program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 213 students graduated with an information technology 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 information technology 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 information technology program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairfax-based information technology 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 technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Fairfax, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 12,730 information technology professionals in Virginia, 14,420 were working in the greater Fairfax area. Fairfax's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.