Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has five computer science schools within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer science program, has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about computer science programs in Fresno, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer science professors at Fresno Pacific University such as Lorrin Neufeld, and Steve Pauls.
Computer Science students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 5 computer science schools in Fresno, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($17,068/yr) for computer science students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
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