Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has one software school within its city limits. University of Alabama in Huntsville has a total student population of 7,681. It is the 2239th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Software students from Huntsville 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 Huntsville area alone, there are 1,310 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $74,480. Computer software engineers, systems software in this area earn $89,490/yr and there are 3,340 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 16 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by computer software engineers, systems software, and 6/1000 are held by computer programmers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alabama in Huntsville ends up costing a student $12,883/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|