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Tennessee Computer Training Schools

Tennessee is joining the list of states across the country investing in information technology, developing a new business sector to attract new businesses and create jobs. For example Nashville is emerging as a tech hot spot. In September 2014, Google announced Nashville would be one of the first seven cities joining the Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network. This program connects emerging tech hubs with Google resources. Nashville Tech Council has launched the T3 Initiative, a collaborative that joins businesses and local schools to create ensure workers are developing the types of tech skills needed in the community. Other cities, such as Chattanooga, are also investing, with the city known for having the best broadband infrastructure in the country.

What do these developments mean for prospective computer science students? The growing tech industry, coupled with a diversity of educational choices positions them for future career success in occupations throughout the industry -- from hardware engineering to software development, research and development to biotechnology.

Computer Science Education in Tennessee

Institution Name No. of Computer Science Programs Offered Tuition & Fees Admission Rate
Lipscomb University 4 $29,756 60.85%
Trevecca Nazarene University 3 $24,624 72.27%
Middle Tennessee State University 3 $8,280 68.61%
University of Phoenix-Tennessee 3 N/A N/A
DeVry University-Tennessee 3 $19,948 66.67%
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Prospective computer science students can student at major research universities and smaller, but still regionally ranked universities in the state of Tennessee.

Tech Industry and Career Outlook in Tennessee

CareerAnnual Mean WageStatewide Projected Job Growth RateStatewide Current Number of Jobs
Computer Network Architects$94,78024.8%1,530
Computer Network Support Specialists$62,35016.2%2,670
Computer Programmers$72,26015%5,320
Computer Systems Analysts$74,80031%9,440
Database Administrators$84,29022.2%1,710
Information Security Analysts$80,15036.4%840
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$78,88018.9%6,090
Software Developers, Applications$84,34027.1%4,840
Software Developers, Systems Software$87,32027.5%2,610
Web Developers$59,66018.8%1,690
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Tennessee continues to foster growth in high-tech industries, evidenced by the work of local groups such as the Nashville Technology Council. The NTC is working to promote the development of the technology community in the middle of the state. The efforts are paying off as the state sees an emerging technology industry emerge. For example, the state has served as an attractive region for software development and IT services.

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Nashville Sun Times, Does Nashville have what it takes to be the next tech hub in the US?, http://nashville.suntimes.com/nash-entertainment/7/118/174697/tennessee-next-tech-hub-us/

National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter

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Robert Half Technology, 2016 IT Salary Guide, http://www.roberthalf.com/sites/default/files/Media_Root/images/rht-pdfs/robert_half_technology_2016_salary_guide.pdf

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Vanderbilt University, Computer Science Department, http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/