Roanoke has a total population of 94,911 and a student population of 11,591. Of these students, 1,057 are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
Hollins University is the largest computer science school in Roanoke, based on student population. In 2010, Hollins University graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in computer science.
In 2009 tuition at computer science schools in Roanoke was $28,115 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Roanoke. And if you live on campus at one of the Roanoke-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $10,040 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Roanoke after graduating from computer science school, you should know that job prospects for computer science professionals in Roanoke, which is the most popular computer science profession, are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 computer science professionals in Virginia. Of these computer science professionals, 140 were working in the greater Roanoke area. The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Roanoke will 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 Roanoke is $101,220 per year, which is lower than the average for computer science professionals state-wide.