Davenport, IA (population: 103,072) has three computer schools within its city limits. Saint Ambrose University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer program, has a total student population of 3,729. It is the 1917th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Computer students from Davenport 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are ** employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $77,980. Computer programmers in this area earn $61,820/yr and there are 630 employed.
Davenport lies in Scott county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Davenport are held by computer programmers, and **/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer schools in Davenport, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr) for computer students, with Eastern Iowa Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $8,427/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Davenport|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||3.7 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||49.1 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||58.5 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||62.1 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||81.5 miles|