Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has four computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of Hawaii at Manoa, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 20,435. It is the 282nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Hawaii.
Computer Forensics students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 1,010 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $76,080. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $66,690/yr and there are 880 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by computer systems analysts, and 2/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 4 computer forensics schools in Honolulu, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for computer forensics students, with University of Hawaii at Manoa as the lowest, reported at only $10,275/yr.