Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two computer software engineering schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer software engineering program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Computer Software Engineering students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 15,580 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $101,000. Computer software engineers, applications in this area earn $95,170/yr and there are 21,730 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.466 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by computer software engineers, applications, and 11.092/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 2 computer software engineering schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for computer software engineering students, with ITT Technical Institute-Seattle as the lowest, reported at only $22,705/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|