Newport News has a general population of 180,150 and an overall student population of 6,144. Approximately 4,952 of Newport News's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Newport News's largest information technology school is Christopher Newport University. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Christopher Newport University.
A reported 16 students graduated with credentials in information technology in Newport News in 2010. 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 information technology schools was an average of $29,209 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $988 for information technology related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Newport News-based information technology schools, you will have an added expense of $9,040 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an information technology professional in Newport News, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 information technology professionals in Virginia. Of these information technology professionals, 1,200 were working in the greater Newport News area. By the year 2018, the number of information technology professionals is expected to increase by 27% in Newport News. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology 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 information technology professionals in the state.