Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has six computer forensics schools within its city limits. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 20,291. It is the 66th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Computer Forensics students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 2,310 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $79,270. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $84,170/yr and there are 20,160 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 6 computer forensics schools in Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spelman College comes out as the most expensive ($29,112/yr) for computer forensics students, with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|