Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three computer programming schools within its city limits. Richland College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 18,201. It is the 5555th highest ranked school in the USA and the 315th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Programming students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 13,210 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $95,190. Computer programmers in this area earn $85,210/yr and there are 10,100 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.932 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by computer programmers, and 6.451/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer programming schools in Dallas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mountain View College comes out as the most expensive ($6,816/yr) for computer programming students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|