Ocala, FL (population: 57,520) has two computer schools within its city limits. Central Florida Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer program, has a total student population of 8,289. It is the 4372nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 244th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Computer students from Ocala schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer engineers, software engineers, network engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Ocala area alone, there are 60 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $81,530. Computer programmers in this area earn $64,680/yr and there are 80 employed.
Ocala lies in Marion county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Ocala area has 94,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Ocala are held by computer programmers, and 1/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 2 computer schools in Ocala, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Ocala comes out as the most expensive ($18,054/yr) for computer students, with Central Florida Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,126/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ocala|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||57.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||59.5 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||61.4 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||62.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||65.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||68.0 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||69.2 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||72.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||74.6 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||98.5 miles|