Cape Girardeau, MO has three software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. McKendree University, the highest ranked school in this group with a software engineering program, has a total student population of 3,284. It is the 430th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Software Engineering students from Cape Girardeau 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.
Cape Girardeau lies in Cape Girardeau county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary.
Of the 3 software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Cape Girardeau, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Arnold comes out as the most expensive ($22,259/yr) for software engineering students, with Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $12,431/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cape Girardeau|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||61.4 miles|