Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has twenty computer science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rhodes College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer science program, has a total student population of 1,673. It is the 123rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about computer science programs in Jonesboro, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer science professors at Rhodes College such as Robert England, David Kesler, Gary Lindquester, and Ken Shelton.
Computer Science students from Jonesboro schools who go on to become computer science instructors, web developers, computer engineers, software engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 32,240 people working as computer science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $75,860.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary.
Of the 20 computer science schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rhodes College comes out as the most expensive ($25,801/yr) for computer science students, with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,502/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|