El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one computer programming school within its city limits. El Paso Community College has a total student population of 28,168. It is the 5228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 296th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Programming students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are ** employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $82,330. Computer programmers in this area earn $55,700/yr and there are 530 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.985 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by computer programmers, and **/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, El Paso Community College ends up costing a student $3,368/yr.