Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has six software engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Dallas, the highest ranked school in this group with a software engineering program, has a total student population of 15,783. It is the 153rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about software engineering programs in Fort Worth, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of software engineering professors at The University of Texas at Dallas such as Poras Balsara, Charles Bernardin, Dinesh Bhatia, Tanay Bhatt, Dale Byrne, and Nathan Dodge.
Software Engineering students from Fort Worth 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 Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,600 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $76,080. Computer software engineers, systems software in this area earn $95,670/yr and there are 5,200 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.074 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by computer software engineers, systems software, and 3.036/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 6 software engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for software engineering students, with The University of Texas at Dallas as the lowest, reported at only $12,297/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|