Newark, NJ (population: 279,278) has three computer schools within its city limits. Rutgers University-Newark, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer program, has a total student population of 11,501. It is the 248th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Computer students from Newark 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 5,920 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $95,790. Computer programmers in this area earn $93,360/yr and there are 3,230 employed.
Newark lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.316 out of every 1000 jobs in Newark are held by computer programmers, and 6.069/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer schools in Newark, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Jersey Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($15,683/yr) for computer students, with Essex County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,641/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Newark|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||5.2 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.8 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||6.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.8 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.5 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||10.5 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||11.7 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||11.8 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||12.5 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||14.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||15.1 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||16.1 miles|