Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has four computer engineering schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Falih Ahmad, M. Alnasra, J. Brian Anderson, Ambrose Barry, Bo Barry, and David Bayer.
Computer Engineering students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 2,870 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $76,960. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $72,590/yr and there are 2,310 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.753 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3.428/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 4 computer engineering schools in Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson C Smith University comes out as the most expensive ($17,445/yr) for computer engineering students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|