Saint Charles, MO (population: 65,986) 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 Saint Charles 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.
Of the 6 software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Saint Charles, 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 Saint Charles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||4.9 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||7.2 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||18.3 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||91.5 miles|