Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has two computer software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mercer University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 8,072. It is the 246th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about computer software engineering programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer software engineering professors at Mercer University such as Kevin Barnett, Joan Burtner, Andre Butler, Anthony Choi, David Chwat, and Aaron Collins.
Computer Software Engineering students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 7,370 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $93,200. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $91,940/yr and there are 9,760 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 3/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 computer software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercer University comes out as the most expensive ($18,050/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Southern Polytechnic State University as the lowest, reported at only $9,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|