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 software engineering programs.
The largest software engineering school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 53 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in software engineering.
In 2010, 53 students graduated with a software engineering degree in Fairfax. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's software engineering schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for software engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
Many software engineering graduates choose to work as software engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. The number of software engineers in Fairfax is expected to increase by 42% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for software engineers.