El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has twelve 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 El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are ** employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $84,250. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $82,330/yr and there are ** employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by computer software engineers, applications, and **/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 12 computer software engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of El Paso, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott comes out as the most expensive ($30,467/yr) for computer software engineering students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.