Alabama contains two schools that offer software programs. University of Alabama in Huntsville, the highest-ranking software school in AL, has a total student population of 7,681 and is the 2239th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 software schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer comes out as the most expensive ($22,083/yr), with University of Alabama in Huntsville as the lowest recorded at only $12,883/yr.
Software students from Alabama schools who go on to become software developers, 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 Alabama alone, there are 4,350 employed computer programmers earning an average yearly salary of $70,400. Computer software engineers, systems software in this state earn $85,560/yr and there are 4,810 employed.
Also, within the software schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from software, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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