Biloxi, MS (population: 44,436) has six cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Alabama, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 14,522. It is the 2715th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Cisco students from Biloxi 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 Gulfport-Biloxi area alone, there are 150 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $55,760. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $60,330/yr and there are 50 employed.
Biloxi lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.520 out of every 1000 jobs in Biloxi are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 1.492/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 6 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Biloxi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antonelli College comes out as the most expensive ($19,503/yr) for cisco students, with Louisiana Technical College-Sullivan Campus as the lowest, reported at only $2,198/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Biloxi|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||64.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||76.2 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||81.4 miles|