Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has seven computer programming schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Southeast, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 6,840. It is the 638th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Computer Programming students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 2,330 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $70,590. Computer programmers in this area earn $70,340/yr and there are 1,240 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.082 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by computer programmers, and 3.917/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 7 computer programming schools with a 100-mile radius of Louisville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Newburgh comes out as the most expensive ($21,848/yr) for computer programming students, with Indiana University-Southeast as the lowest, reported at only $9,384/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|