Morgantown has a general population of 26,809 and an overall student population of 29,251. Approximately 28,898 of Morgantown's students are enrolled in schools that offer computer science programs.
West Virginia University is the largest computer science school in Morgantown, based on student population. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 39 students from its computer science program.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a computer science degree from one of Morgantown's computer science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,034 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Morgantown computer science schools was an average of $27,132 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a computer science program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus at one of the Morgantown-based computer science schools, you will have an added expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a computer science professional in Morgantown, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 700 computer science professionals in West Virginia. Of these computer science professionals, 120 were working in the greater Morgantown area. The number of computer science professionals in Morgantown is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for computer science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a computer science professional in Morgantown is $113,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for computer science professionals.