Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four computer programming schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 815. It is the 3971st highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Computer Programming students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 2,870 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $76,960. Computer programmers in this area earn $64,570/yr and there are 1,550 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.102 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by computer programmers, and 3.903/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 4 computer programming schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk comes out as the most expensive ($22,793/yr) for computer programming students, with College of the Albemarle as the lowest, reported at only $4,497/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|