Lexington, Virginia has 2 computer science schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in computer science. Lexington has a general population of 6,867 and an overall student population of 3,653. Approximately 3,653 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Virginia Military Institute is the largest computer science school in Lexington, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Virginia Military Institute.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in computer science from computer science schools in Lexington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $35,893 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington computer science schools was an average of $44,667 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,212 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,773 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many computer science graduates choose to work as computer science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 computer science professionals in Virginia. Of these computer science professionals, 110 were working in the greater Lexington area. By the year 2018, the number of computer science professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Lexington. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Lexington is $102,370 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.