Charleston, SC (population: 115,017) has one computer programming school within its city limits. Trident Technical College has a total student population of 14,834. It is the 5614th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Computer Programming students from Charleston 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 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area alone, there are 220 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $72,120. Computer programmers in this area earn $63,920/yr and there are 550 employed.
Charleston lies in Charleston county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.945 out of every 1000 jobs in Charleston are held by computer programmers, and 0.795/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trident Technical College ends up costing a student $7,113/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||7.8 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||8.8 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||89.1 miles|