Moline, IL (population: 43,295) has two computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Moline, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Iowa such as David Andersen, Mark Andersland, Jas Arora, Jose Assouline, Christoph Beckermann, and M. A. Bhatti.
Computer Engineering students from Moline 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are 630 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $61,820. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $57,470/yr and there are 280 employed.
Moline lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Moline are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 2 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Moline, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradley University comes out as the most expensive ($21,123/yr) for computer engineering students, with University of Iowa as the lowest, reported at only $12,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Moline|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||4.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||55.6 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||57.6 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||69.4 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||74.2 miles|