Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has five computer programming schools within its city limits. Bradford School, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 657. It is the 2676th highest ranked school in the USA and the 149th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Computer Programming students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 7,930 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $83,370. Computer programmers in this area earn $77,710/yr and there are 4,110 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.521 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by computer programmers, and 8.736/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 5 computer programming schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Columbus Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,775/yr) for computer programming students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|