Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has two cisco certification schools within its city limits. Laney College, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco certification program, has a total student population of 13,627. It is the 4259th highest ranked school in the USA and the 395th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cisco Certification students from Oakland schools who go on to become cisco certified professionals, cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Computer systems analysts make on average $80,430 per year and there are about 512,720 of them employed in the US today.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary.
Of the 2 cisco certification schools in Oakland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Merritt College comes out as the most expensive ($9,221/yr) for cisco certification students, with Laney College as the lowest, reported at only $7,253/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|