Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has one computer programming school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus has a total student population of 2,465. It is the 5694th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Programming students from Tucson schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer security specialists, computer support specialists, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tucson area alone, there are 1,090 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $89,080. Computer programmers in this area earn $69,340/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by computer programmers, and 3/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus ends up costing a student $24,123/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|