Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has four computer programming schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Reedley College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 15,384. It is the 4683rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 439th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Programming students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 320 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $82,240. Computer programmers in this area earn $64,160/yr and there are 220 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by computer programmers, and 1/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 4 computer programming schools with a 100-mile radius of Fresno, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Clovis comes out as the most expensive ($21,014/yr) for computer programming students, with Reedley College as the lowest, reported at only $5,081/yr.
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