Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three computer programming schools within its city limits. Florida Community College at Jacksonville, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 28,877. It is the 4235th highest ranked school in the USA and the 231st highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Computer Programming students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 1,940 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $85,450. Computer programmers in this area earn $75,090/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by computer programmers, and 3/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer programming schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($22,344/yr) for computer programming students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|