Pennsylvania contains eighteen schools that offer software engineering programs. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest-ranking software engineering school in PA, has a total student population of 11,197 and is the 44th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 software engineering schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Consolidated School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($32,202/yr), with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest recorded at only $6,309/yr.
Software Engineering students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 18,070 employed computer programmers earning an average yearly salary of $77,870. Computer software engineers, systems software in this state earn $91,590/yr and there are 10,450 employed.
Also, within the software engineering schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from software engineering, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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