With an overall population of 180,150 and a student population of 6,144, approximately 4,952 of Newport News students attend one of Newport News's schools that offer computer science programs.
Christopher Newport University is the largest computer science school in Newport News, based on student population. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Christopher Newport University with credentials in computer science.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a computer science degree in Newport News. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,267 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Newport News computer science schools was an average of $29,209 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $988 for computer science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,040 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a computer science professional in Newport News, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 computer science professionals in Virginia. Of these computer science professionals, 1,200 were working in the greater Newport News area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Newport News will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
As a computer science professional in Newport News, you can expect to make an average salary of $102,710 per year. This is lower than the average salary for computer science professionals in the state.