Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two cisco schools within its city limits. Heald College-Fresno, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 1,430. It is the 4547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 421st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cisco students from Fresno schools who go on to become cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, cisco certified professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 226,080 people working as network systems and data communications analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,560. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 340 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $71,570. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $65,510/yr and there are 180 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 1/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 2 cisco schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald College-Fresno comes out as the most expensive ($16,315/yr) for cisco students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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