Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has five IT schools within its city limits. Worcester State College, the highest ranked school in the city with an IT program, has a total student population of 5,473. It is the 473rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
IT students from Worcester 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.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary.
Of the 5 IT schools in Worcester, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Worcester Polytechnic Institute comes out as the most expensive ($32,337/yr) for IT students, with Quinsigamond Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,537/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|