To the naked eye, reading code is just as confusing as forming words in alphabet soup. But not to you. You’ve been on computers since the age of 2. And most likely, you could do more on a computer by high school than most people can by adulthood.
The computer and technology industry is filled with geniuses. With our growing dependency on technology, job growth is off the charts. Over the next eight years, technology positions are increasing by 12%-37%, depending on the job. That’s higher than any other field!* Even better, job security is almost a guarantee since 90% of Americans own at least one computerized device. Regardless of where you want to live, jobs will be available.
Whether you can build a computer, fix it, or program it, just know you’ve made elite status. You are beyond those of us who cross our fingers and hope a restart will fix our problems. You know the ins and outs of the machines we can’t live without. And now you’re just a few classes away from its limitless possibilities.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook *Pew Internet and American Life project
American Public University System offers 32 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 772 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 429 Bachelor's degrees, 156 Master's degrees, 97 Certificates, and 90 Associate's degrees.
West Virginia University offers 8 Computer Technology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 137 Computer Technology students graduated with students earning 115 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|American Public University System Charles Town, WV||132 : 1||45,249|
|Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV||80 : 1||6,532|
|Marshall University Huntington, WV||23 : 1||12,852|
|West Virginia University Morgantown, WV||24 : 1||26,839|
|BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston, WV||20 : 1||1,776|
|Strayer University-West Virginia Scott Depot, WV||269|
|West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV||37 : 1||2,818|
|Salem University Salem, WV||30 : 1||960|
|Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington, WV||28 : 1||1,768|
|West Virginia Northern Community College Wheeling, WV||28 : 1||1,352|
|Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV||25 : 1||3,554|
|Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmont, WV||35 : 1||1,912|
|University of Charleston Charleston, WV||24 : 1||2,718|
|West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown Morgantown, WV||47 : 1||567|
|Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV||24 : 1||3,803|
|Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay, WV||25 : 1||1,449|
|Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Moorefield, WV||44 : 1||530|
|West Virginia State University Institute, WV||35 : 1||4,120|
|West Virginia University Institute of Technology Beckley, WV||21 : 1||1,794|
|West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport Bridgeport, WV||30 : 1||121|