Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three cisco schools within its city limits. Northeastern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Cisco students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 6,750 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $80,240. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $84,360/yr and there are 3,410 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.022 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 4.003/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 3 cisco schools in Boston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for cisco students, with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest, reported at only $11,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|