Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has five computer engineering schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Boston University such as Hatice Altug, Sean Andersson, Stormy Attaway, Lorena Barba, Paul Barbone, and Eytan Barouch.
Computer Engineering students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 7,220 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $92,710. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $80,240/yr and there are 6,750 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.003 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4.283/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 5 computer engineering schools in Boston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for computer engineering students, with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $10,773/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|