Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two computer software engineering schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about computer software engineering programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer software engineering professors at Boston University such as Hatice Altug, Sean Andersson, Stormy Attaway, Lorena Barba, Paul Barbone, and Eytan Barouch.
Computer Software Engineering students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 18,920 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $101,200. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $103,850/yr and there are 14,430 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.557 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 11.220/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 computer software engineering schools in Boston, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Boston University comes out as the most expensive ($28,548/yr) for computer software engineering students, with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest, reported at only $11,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|