West Orange, NJ (population: 49,330) has one hundred and fifty-nine information technology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yale University, the highest ranked school in this group with an information technology program, has a total student population of 11,593. It is the 2nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Information Technology students from West Orange schools who go on to become information technologists, information assurance specialists, computer and information scientists, information systems security analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 212,090 people working as all other information and record clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,300. Also, Computer and information scientists, research make on average $105,370 per year and there are about 26,130 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed computer and information scientists, research earning an average salary of $90,320. All other information and record clerks in this area earn $39,740/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
West Orange 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 1.399 out of every 1000 jobs in West Orange are held by all other information and record clerks, and 0.196/1000 are held by computer and information scientists, research.
Of the 159 information technology schools with a 100-mile radius of West Orange, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for information technology students, with Saint Josephs College-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $9,902/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Orange|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||18.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||18.7 miles|