North Las Vegas, NV (population: 236,574) has two computer programming schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mohave Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 6,702. It is the 5532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Programming students from North Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 1,020 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $76,160. Computer programmers in this area earn $67,750/yr and there are 830 employed.
North Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.971 out of every 1000 jobs in North Las Vegas are held by computer programmers, and 1.192/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer programming schools with a 100-mile radius of North Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Southern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($8,990/yr) for computer programming students, with Mohave Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,373/yr.