Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three IT schools within its city limits. ECPI College of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an IT program, has a total student population of 12,194. It is the 2887th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
IT students from Virginia Beach 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 3 IT schools in Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($26,028/yr) for IT students, with ECPI College of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $13,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|