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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Arizona


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in computer science. Thus, Arizona's 13 computer science schools put out approximately 319 computer science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a computer science program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Northern Arizona University's computer science program. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a computer science program is Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe. In 2010, it was ranked 57th nationwide. 191 students graduated with degree in computer science from Arizona State University in 2010. Arizona State University charged in-state students $8,132 in tuition fees per year.

University of Arizona, which is located in Tucson, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 90 students graduated with degree in computer science from University of Arizona in 2010. Students at University of Arizona paid $8,237 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,300 per year, though tuition can range from $29,428 per year to $1,560 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Arizona computer science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott - located in Prescott, students are charged $29,428 per year
  2. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, students are charged $8,237 per year
  3. Arizona State University - located in Tempe, students are charged $8,132 per year

The computer science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  2. Estrella Mountain Community College - located in Avondale, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Chandler/Gilbert Community College - located in Chandler, students are charged $1,734 per year

A computer science degree from an Arizona school... what next?

In Arizona, the largest numbers of computer science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 5,090 computer science professionals
  2. Pima County - 810 computer science professionals
  3. Coconino County - 130 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of computer science professionals in Arizona will shrink by -12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 6,630 computer science professionals working in Arizona. The greatest decline for computer science professional is predicted to be amongst Information Systems Managers, who are expected to increase by 5% by 2018.

Salary

computer science professionals in Arizona earn $75,560 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Computer science professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $21,420 to $161,500 per year in 2010. Computer science professionals in the following Arizona counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Yuma County - $93,390 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $81,470 per year
  3. Apache County - $79,830 per year

On average, computer science professionals earn the least in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Cochise County - $69,080 per year
  2. Pima County - $69,250 per year
  3. Coconino County - $74,905 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $106,810 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $79,900 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $39,970 per year

On average, the lowest paid computer science professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $79,900 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $39,970 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in computer science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Arizona
  • Certificate in Computer Science in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 4,140 $106,810 -5.7%
2
Computer Operators 1,940 $39,970 -43.1%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 530 $79,900 -67.7%
 

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