Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two computer programming schools within its city limits. Javelin Technical Training Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 1,208. It is the 4378th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Computer Programming students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 9,760 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $91,940. Computer programmers in this area earn $75,600/yr and there are 5,510 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by computer programmers, and 4/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer programming schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Javelin Technical Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($29,370/yr) for computer programming students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|