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Computer Science in New York

California's Silicon Valley is the historic center of the nation's high tech industry. But it's Silicon Alley, the moniker used for the high tech industry based in the New York City metropolitan region, that's shown the most impressive gains in size and investment in recent years. The state of New York has become especially aggressive in its fostering of technology-based entrepreneurship. 

New York's high-tech sector has evolved into a vibrant business community and job market. In fact, New York is one of the top three states when it comes to tech industry employment numbers, according to CompTIA's "Cyberstates 2015" report on the nation's tech industry, rivaled only by California and Texas.

The fast-growing tech sector has naturally led to greater interest in the available options for computer science education. New York universities and colleges have responded to this demand with a wide variety of strong computer science programs.

Computer science education in New York

Institution Name No. of Computer Science Programs Offered Tuition & Fees Admission Rate
Rochester Institute of Technology 6 $38,568 54.93%
Pace University-New York 5 $42,772 83.68%
Cornell University 4 $50,953 14.09%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4 $50,797 44.35%
Clarkson University 4 $46,132 68.21%
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

The state of New York is home to more than a hundred colleges, universities and technical schools that offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science.

New York is also home to a number of schools hosting fully online computer science degree programs, including highly-ranked offerings from New York University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Computer science education starts with the two-year associate's degree, commonly offered through community colleges and technical schools. An associate degree is a good fit for students looking for a shorter program that is, on average, less expensive than other undergraduate degrees in similar programs. Bryant & Stratton College offers two-year associate degrees at its numerous campuses throughout New York.

Tech industries and careers in New York

CareerAnnual Mean WageStatewide Projected Job Growth RateStatewide Current Number of Jobs
Computer Network Architects$109,20013.8%7,180
Computer Network Support Specialists$75,69012%9,300
Computer Programmers$89,2600.9%23,260
Computer Systems Analysts$103,55030.1%37,560
Database Administrators$94,33017.2%7,320
Information Security Analysts$118,14017.2%4,990
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$93,31014.9%24,970
Software Developers, Applications$115,53029.3%46,960
Software Developers, Systems Software$115,49026.8%18,680
Web Developers$82,36034.7%10,800
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

New York's tech sector has become so attractive, it tempted the former US Deputy Chief Technology Officer to leave the White House and take on a tech investing job role with Insight Venture Partners, a private venture capital firm based in Manhattan.

In the past, some professionals seeking jobs in the tech industry were leaving New York and heading west to California or Texas. This trend may be set to , as the potential for promising technology-based careers in the Big Apple has risen substantially in recent years.


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