Stamford, CT (population: 121,373) has one hundred and seven 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 Stamford 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 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are 90 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $63,510. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $100,710/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
Stamford lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Stamford are held by computer systems analysts, and 0/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 107 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Stamford, only 14 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 Stamford|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||12.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.3 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.7 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||26.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||28.1 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||29.2 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||29.6 miles|