Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two computer engineering schools within its city limits. University of Arizona, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 38,767. It is the 834th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Tucson, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Arizona such as Ara Arabyan, Michael Arnold, Robert Arnold, Reid Bailey, Thomas Balsa, and Harry Barrett.
Computer Engineering students from Tucson schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 1,090 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $69,340. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $55,840/yr and there are 610 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 2 computer engineering schools in Tucson, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Arizona comes out as the most expensive ($11,728/yr) for computer engineering students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|