Jersey City, NJ (population: 242,594) has seven computer schools within its city limits. Saint Peters College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer program, has a total student population of 3,122. It is the 532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Computer students from Jersey City 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 21,730 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $101,090. Computer programmers in this area earn $80,400/yr and there are 24,950 employed.
Jersey City lies in Hudson county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.928 out of every 1000 jobs in Jersey City are held by computer programmers, and 4.292/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 7 computer schools in Jersey City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Jersey City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,890/yr) for computer students, with Hudson County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jersey City|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||5.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||5.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||6.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||6.9 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||9.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.9 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||10.4 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.9 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||14.3 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||14.8 miles|