Harrisonburg has a general population of 40,468 and an overall student population of 20,496. Approximately 1,525 of Harrisonburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Harrisonburg's largest computer science school is Eastern Mennonite University. In 2010, Eastern Mennonite University graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Harrisonburg's computer science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,220 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Harrisonburg-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,650 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Harrisonburg after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Harrisonburg, which is the most popular computer science profession, are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 computer science professionals in Virginia. Of these computer science professionals, 40 were working in the greater Harrisonburg area. The number of computer science professionals in Harrisonburg is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.