La Crosse, WI (population: 50,893) has one computer information systems school within its city limits. Western Technical College has a total student population of 5,573. It is the 3567th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Computer Information Systems students from La Crosse schools who go on to become computer information systems specialists, computer support specialists, network engineers, database engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 287,210 people working as computer and information systems managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $120,640. Also, Computer support specialists make on average $47,360 per year and there are about 540,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the La Crosse-MN area alone, there are 200 employed computer support specialists earning an average salary of $37,400. Computer and information systems managers in this area earn $84,760/yr and there are 130 employed.
La Crosse lies in La Crosse county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the La Crosse-MN area has 70,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 6.1% unemployment rate, $18.15/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.795 out of every 1000 jobs in La Crosse are held by computer and information systems managers, and 2.837/1000 are held by computer support specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technical College ends up costing a student $7,019/yr.