Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one computer software engineering school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova has a total student population of 1,009. It is the 4189th highest ranked school in the USA and the 114th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Computer Software Engineering students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 1,090 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $73,590. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $72,760/yr and there are 470 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.772 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 1.808/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Cordova ends up costing a student $22,206/yr.