Meriden, CT (population: 59,261) has one hundred and twenty-eight 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 Meriden 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 New Haven area alone, there are 80 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $68,130. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $77,870/yr and there are 840 employed.
Meriden lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the New Haven area has 272,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Meriden are held by computer systems analysts, and 0/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 128 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Meriden, 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 Meriden|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||10.8 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||17.1 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||17.8 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||28.9 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||28.9 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||59.8 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||60.8 miles|