Bellevue, WA (population: 128,225) has two computer programming schools within its city limits. Bellevue College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 14,010. It is the 4803rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Computer Programming students from Bellevue 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 21,730 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $95,170. Computer programmers in this area earn $94,120/yr and there are 8,970 employed.
Bellevue lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.386 out of every 1000 jobs in Bellevue are held by computer programmers, and 15.466/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer programming schools in Bellevue, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, City University of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($19,984/yr) for computer programming students, with Bellevue College as the lowest, reported at only $4,749/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bellevue|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.8 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||32.2 miles|