Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has three computer software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about computer software engineering programs in Raleigh, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer software engineering professors at East Carolina University such as Tarek Abdel-Salam, Ranjeet Agarwala, Purvis Bedenbaugh, Charles Coddington, Karen De Urquidi, and ED Howard.
Computer Software Engineering students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 2,490 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $87,960. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $85,590/yr and there are 4,230 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.474 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 4.992/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 3 computer software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Rockingham Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,093/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|