Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has four computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Oklahoma Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 2,171. It is the 351st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Oklahoma City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Oklahoma Christian University such as Jeff Bigelow, David Cassel, Jim Cutbirth, Jim Elkins, Len Feuerhelm, and Steve Maher.
Computer Engineering students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 1,520 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $56,040. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $52,610/yr and there are 1,180 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.088 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 2.688/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 4 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for computer engineering students, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus as the lowest, reported at only $11,909/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|