Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has three computer programming schools within its city limits. King's College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 648. It is the 1960th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Computer Programming students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 3,070 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $89,370. Computer programmers in this area earn $76,960/yr and there are 2,870 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.428 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by computer programmers, and 3.664/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer programming schools in Charlotte, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, King's College comes out as the most expensive ($20,664/yr) for computer programming students, with Central Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,798/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|