Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three computer engineering schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee. To learn more about computer engineering programs in Nashville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Vanderbilt University such as Mark Abkowitz, Michael Alles, Adam Anderson, Robert Balcarcel, Joel Barnett, and Eric Barth.
Computer Engineering students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 2,290 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $61,230. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $65,710/yr and there are 2,640 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.669 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3.182/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 3 computer engineering schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr) for computer engineering students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|