Richmond has a total population of 197,790 and a student population of 50,842. Of these students, 32,172 are enrolled in schools that offer computer engineering programs.
The largest computer engineering school in Richmond, by student population, is Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Computer Engineering program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a computer engineering degree from one of Richmond's computer engineering schools. Tuition in 2009 at Richmond's computer engineering schools was $23,731 per year for instate students and $37,365 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,474 for computer engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,335 per year, on average, for room and board at Richmond-based computer engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,771.
If you decide to work as a computer engineer in Richmond, your job prospects are good. There were 1,590 computer engineers working in Virginia and 120 working in the greater Richmond area in 2010. Richmond's computer engineer workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for computer engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer engineer in Richmond is $94,980 per year, which is higher than the average for computer engineers state-wide.