Walnut Creek, CA (population: 64,055) has eighty-eight computer science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stanford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer science program, has a total student population of 18,498. It is the 3rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about computer science programs in Walnut Creek, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer science professors at Stanford University such as Serafim Batzoglou, Adam Beberg, Dan Boneh, Blas Cabrera, Jerry Cain, and David Cheriton.
Computer Science students from Walnut Creek 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.
Walnut Creek lies in Contra Costa county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 88 computer science schools with a 100-mile radius of Walnut Creek, only 19 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for computer science students, with De Anza College as the lowest, reported at only $3,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Walnut Creek|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||13.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||14.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||20.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||24.1 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||27.8 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||36.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||42.8 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||52.8 miles|