Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has six cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 5,366. It is the 603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Cisco students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 2,140 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $64,900. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $67,460/yr and there are 1,230 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.672 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 2.908/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 6 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,202/yr) for cisco students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|