Maryland contains four schools that offer software programs. Towson University, the highest-ranking software school in MD, has a total student population of 21,177 and is the 141st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 software schools in Maryland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills comes out as the most expensive ($22,380/yr), with Frostburg State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,954/yr.
Software students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 8,060 employed computer programmers earning an average yearly salary of $77,660. Computer software engineers, systems software in this state earn $95,980/yr and there are 13,510 employed.
Also, within the software schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from software, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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