Bristol, CT (population: 61,049) has one hundred and twenty-nine computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yale University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 11,593. It is the 2nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Computer Forensics students from Bristol 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 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area alone, there are 810 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $78,410. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $84,070/yr and there are 4,600 employed.
Bristol lies in Hartford county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area has 562,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $25/hr average worker wage, and a $51,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Bristol are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 129 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Bristol, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for computer forensics students, with Farmingdale State College as the lowest, reported at only $7,028/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bristol|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||17.4 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||20.4 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||25.6 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||25.6 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||40.4 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||50.5 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||56.3 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||59.4 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||62.4 miles|