Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has four computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Computer Forensics students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 450 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $70,940. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $67,960/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 4 computer forensics schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,635/yr) for computer forensics students, with University of North Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|