Little Rock, AR (population: 192,247) has four IT schools within its city limits. Philander Smith College, the highest ranked school in the city with an IT program, has a total student population of 668. It is the 733rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Arkansas (#1 is Harding University).
IT students from Little Rock schools who go on to become computer support specialists, IT teachers, computer engineers, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 540,560 people working as computer support specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,360.
Little Rock lies in Pulaski county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area has 330,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,470 average annual salary.
Of the 4 IT schools in Little Rock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,843/yr) for IT students, with Philander Smith College as the lowest, reported at only $12,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Little Rock|
|North Little Rock||AR||59,309||4||19.2203||72||7.0 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||42.8 miles|