Maryland Heights, MO has six 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 Maryland Heights 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 5,410 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $70,770. Computer software engineers, systems software in this area earn $83,960/yr and there are 2,090 employed.
Maryland Heights lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.609 out of every 1000 jobs in Maryland Heights are held by computer software engineers, systems software, and 4.154/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 6 software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Maryland Heights, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Earth City comes out as the most expensive ($22,377/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 Maryland Heights|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||7.2 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||10.8 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||11.4 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||95.6 miles|