Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has twenty-eight computer software engineering schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about computer software engineering programs in Fresno, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer software engineering professors at University of Southern California such as Arif Ansari, Peter Beerel, Babak Boloury, Anthony Borquez, Melvin Breuer, and Giuseppe Caire.
Computer Software Engineering students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 80 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $69,370. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $82,240/yr and there are 320 employed.
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. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 0/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 28 computer software engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of Fresno, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Argosy University-Los Angeles comes out as the most expensive ($36,428/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Abram Friedman Occupational Center as the lowest, reported at only $504/yr.
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