Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. Mesa Community College has a total student population of 25,960. It is the 5122nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Forensics students from Mesa schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 960 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $75,200. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $86,090/yr and there are 7,670 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mesa Community College ends up costing a student $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|