Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has seven computer engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Virginia Commonwealth University such as Thaer Almasri, Gary Atkinson, Alan Docef, Afrodite Filippas, Mohammed Gad El-Hak, and Frank Gulla.
Computer Engineering students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 1,550 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $64,570. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $64,900/yr and there are 2,140 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.908 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 2.102/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 7 computer engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hampton University comes out as the most expensive ($18,524/yr) for computer engineering students, with College of the Albemarle as the lowest, reported at only $4,497/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|