Stamford, CT (population: 121,373) has twenty-five java schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with a java program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Java students from Stamford schools who go on to become java developers, web designers, web developers, computer programmers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are 1,680 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $107,450. Computer programmers in this area earn $86,090/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Stamford lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Stamford are held by computer programmers, and 4/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 25 java schools with a 100-mile radius of Stamford, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Long Island University-C W Post Campus comes out as the most expensive ($30,427/yr) for java students, with Essex County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,641/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stamford|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||12.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.3 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.7 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||26.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||28.1 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||29.2 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||29.6 miles|