With an overall population of 51,475 and a student population of 18,092, approximately 13,776 of Huntington students attend one of Huntington's schools that offer information systems programs.
Marshall University is the largest information systems school in Huntington, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Information Systems program at Marshall University.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in information systems from information systems schools in Huntington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,668 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntington information systems schools was an average of $23,914 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for information systems related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntington-based information systems schools, you will have an added expense of $7,556 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,116.
Many information systems graduates choose to work as information systems professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntington, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 700 information systems professionals in West Virginia, 60 were working in the greater Huntington area. By the year 2018, the number of information systems professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Huntington. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for information systems professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an information systems professional in Huntington is $91,240 per year, which is higher than the average for information systems professionals state-wide.