Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four cisco schools within its city limits. Lipscomb University, the highest ranked school in the city with a cisco program, has a total student population of 3,413. It is the 2105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Cisco students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 2,640 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $65,710. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $64,590/yr and there are 930 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.294 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 3.669/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 4 cisco schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($21,757/yr) for cisco students, with National College of Business and Technology-Nashville as the lowest, reported at only $15,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|