Niceville, FL has thirty-four software engineering schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Mercer University, the highest ranked school in this group with a software engineering program, has a total student population of 8,072. It is the 246th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about software engineering programs in Niceville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of software engineering professors at Mercer University such as Kevin Barnett, Joan Burtner, Andre Butler, Anthony Choi, David Chwat, and Aaron Collins.
Software Engineering students from Niceville schools who go on to become software engineers, software developers, game software developers, computer software engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 385,200 people working as computer software engineers, systems software alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,620. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin area alone, there are 130 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $69,300. Computer software engineers, systems software in this area earn $79,550/yr and there are 460 employed.
Niceville lies in Okaloosa county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin area has 76,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,710 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Niceville are held by computer software engineers, systems software, and 2/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 34 software engineering schools with a 500-mile radius of Niceville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach comes out as the most expensive ($32,229/yr) for software engineering students, with Holmes Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,974/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Niceville|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||10.5 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||66.9 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||80.8 miles|