Iowa contains thirteen schools that offer computer forensics programs. Wartburg College, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in IA, has a total student population of 1,800 and is the 280th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 computer forensics schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,020/yr), with University of Iowa as the lowest recorded at only $12,829/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 1,220 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $61,830. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $69,670/yr and there are 4,000 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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