Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has thirty-two computer software engineering schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Software Engineering students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 730 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $78,680. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $67,070/yr and there are 1,160 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.056 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 1.299/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 32 computer software engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of Oklahoma City, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Colby Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|