Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two computer engineering schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington. To learn more about computer engineering programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at University of Washington such as El-Hadi Aggoune, Kamal Ahmed, Mark Benjamin, John Berg, Karl Bohringer, and Linda Boyle.
Computer Engineering students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,970 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $94,120. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $79,860/yr and there are 7,530 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.362 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 6.386/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 2 computer engineering schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($23,116/yr) for computer engineering students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|