With an overall population of 24,747 and a student population of 8,735, approximately 2,044 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer computer science programs.
Salem's largest computer science school is Roanoke College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Computer Science program at Roanoke College.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in computer science in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,584 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for computer science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $9,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,834.
After graduating with your credentials in computer science, if you decide to work as a computer science professional in Salem, your job prospects are good. There were 12,730 computer science professionals working in Virginia and 140 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. Salem's computer science professional workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Salem is $101,220 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.