With an overall population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088, approximately 5,366 of Petersburg students attend one of Petersburg's schools that offer computer engineering programs.
Virginia State University is the largest computer engineering school in Petersburg, based on student population. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in computer engineering.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in computer engineering in Petersburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's computer engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in instate tuition and $25,133 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for computer engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Petersburg-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Petersburg after graduating from computer engineering school, you should know that job prospects for computer engineers in Petersburg, which is the most popular computer engineering profession, are good. In 2010, of the 1,590 computer engineers in Virginia, 100 were working in the greater Petersburg area. The government projects that the number of computer engineers in Petersburg will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer engineer in Petersburg is $74,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer engineers.