Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two cisco schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Cisco students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,280 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $64,470. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $68,950/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.807 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 2.833/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 2 cisco schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,595/yr) for cisco students, with University of Nebraska at Omaha as the lowest, reported at only $10,046/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|