Petersburg has a total population of 33,740 and a student population of 7,088. Of these students, 5,366 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Petersburg's largest computer science school is Virginia State University. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in computer science.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in computer science from computer science schools in Petersburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,799 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Petersburg computer science schools was an average of $25,133 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Petersburg-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Petersburg, your job prospects are good. There were 12,730 computer science professionals working in Virginia and 1,410 working in the greater Petersburg area in 2010. The number of computer science professionals in Petersburg is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Petersburg is $120,690 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.