Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has five computer software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 1,672. It is the 2904th highest ranked school in the USA and the 38th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about computer software engineering programs in Mesa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer software engineering professors at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University such as Jeff Ashworth, Ken Bordignion, Chuck Cone, A.T. 'Tracy Doryland, Richard Felton, and Tom Gally.
Computer Software Engineering students from Mesa schools who go on to become computer software engineers, software engineers, software developers, game software developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 3,530 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $83,740. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $84,070/yr and there are 5,550 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 2/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 5 computer software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Mesa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott comes out as the most expensive ($30,467/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|