Simi Valley, CA (population: 121,990) has fifty cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bethesda Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 295. It is the 741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Cisco students from Simi Valley 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 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area alone, there are 660 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $68,710. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $*/yr and there are 630 employed.
Simi Valley lies in Ventura county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area has 292,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Simi Valley are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 2/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 50 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Simi Valley, only 32 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($44,118/yr) for cisco students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Simi Valley|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||10.4 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||17.2 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||18.2 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||19.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||22.0 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||22.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||26.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||36.8 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||41.2 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||46.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||48.1 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||50.2 miles|