Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has three java schools within its city limits. Lipscomb University, the highest ranked school in the city with a java program, has a total student population of 3,413. It is the 2105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Java students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 760 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average salary of $74,370. Computer programmers in this area earn $61,230/yr and there are 2,290 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.182 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by computer programmers, and 1.062/1000 are held by computer software engineers, systems software.
Of the 3 java schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lipscomb University comes out as the most expensive ($17,243/yr) for java students, with National College of Business and Technology-Nashville as the lowest, reported at only $15,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|