Lowell, MA (population: 104,063) has two IT schools within its city limits. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the highest ranked school in the city with an IT program, has a total student population of 13,602. It is the 1862nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
IT students from Lowell 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.
Lowell lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford-NH NECTA area has 115,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $26.02/hr average worker wage, and a $54,110 average annual salary.
Of the 2 IT schools in Lowell, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($21,058/yr) for IT students, with University of Massachusetts-Lowell as the lowest, reported at only $13,340/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lowell|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||10.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||22.6 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||46.3 miles|