Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Florida such as John Abbitt, Elif Akcali, Dionne Aleman, Damon Allen, John Ambrose, and Nagaraj Arakere.
Computer Engineering students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 1,610 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $75,090. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $63,030/yr and there are 1,070 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 3 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach comes out as the most expensive ($32,229/yr) for computer engineering students, with University of Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|