Roanoke has a general population of 94,911 and an overall student population of 11,591. Approximately 8,927 of Roanoke's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Roanoke's largest information technology school is Virginia Western Community College. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Information Technology program at Virginia Western Community College.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with an information technology degree in Roanoke. If you decide to attend a information technology school in Roanoke, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,659.
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 information technology program in Roanoke.
Many information technology graduates choose to work as information technology professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Roanoke, your job prospects are good. There were 12,730 information technology professionals working in Virginia and 140 working in the greater Roanoke area in 2010. Roanoke'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information technology professional in Roanoke is $101,220 per year, which is lower than the average for information technology professionals state-wide.