Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has four computer engineering schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about computer engineering programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Jeffrey Babin, John Bassani, Michael Carchidi, Peter Davies, Dennis Discher, and Paul Ducheyne.
Computer Engineering students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,890 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $90,000. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $80,710/yr and there are 6,340 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.460 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4.852/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 4 computer engineering schools in Philadelphia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr) for computer engineering students, with Temple University as the lowest, reported at only $15,715/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|