Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has six computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 9,733. It is the 426th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Computer Forensics students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 990 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $76,310. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $78,470/yr and there are 1,730 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 7 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by computer systems analysts, and 4/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 6 computer forensics schools in Colorado Springs, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for computer forensics students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|