Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one computer engineering school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Nebraska such as Bashar Al-Salim, Soharab Asgarpoor, John Barton, Charles Berryman, Florin Bobaru, and John Boye.
Computer Engineering students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,840 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $69,780. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $64,470/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.833 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4.074/1000 are held by computer programmers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ends up costing a student $12,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|