Harrisonburg has a general population of 40,468 and an overall student population of 20,496. Approximately 18,971 of Harrisonburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer information systems programs.
Harrisonburg's largest information systems school is James Madison University. In 2010, James Madison University graduated approximately 64 students from its information systems program.
In 2010, 64 students graduated with an information systems degree in Harrisonburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,302 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Harrisonburg information systems schools was an average of $31,434 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $876 for information systems related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,690 per year, on average, for room and board at Harrisonburg-based information systems schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Harrisonburg after graduating from information systems school, you should know that job prospects for information systems professionals in Harrisonburg, which is the most popular information systems profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 87 information systems professionals in Virginia were working in the greater Harrisonburg area. The government projects that the number of information systems professionals in Harrisonburg will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.