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 information technology programs.
Petersburg's largest information technology school is Virginia State University. In 2010, Virginia State University graduated approximately 25 students from its information technology program.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with an information technology degree in Petersburg. If you decide to attend one of Petersburg's information technology 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.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a information technology program in Petersburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Petersburg after graduating from information technology school, you should know that job prospects for information technology professionals in Petersburg, which is the most popular information technology profession, are good. In 2010, of the 12,730 information technology professionals in Virginia, 1,410 were working in the greater Petersburg area. Petersburg's information technology professional workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Petersburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $120,690 per year. This is higher than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.