Gonzales, LA has eleven cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 934. It is the 2004th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Cisco students from Gonzales 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 Baton Rouge area alone, there are 320 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $54,490. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $55,670/yr and there are 250 employed.
Gonzales lies in Ascension county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.689 out of every 1000 jobs in Gonzales are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 0.877/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 11 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Gonzales, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($18,224/yr) for cisco students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gonzales|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||19.3 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||41.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||60.4 miles|