Iola, KS has thirteen computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Kansas, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 29,242. It is the 984th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Computer Forensics students from Iola 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 120 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $67,990. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $51,100/yr and there are 650 employed.
Iola lies in Allen county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.463 out of every 1000 jobs in Iola are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.274/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 13 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Iola, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for computer forensics students, with Metropolitan Community College-Longview as the lowest, reported at only $2,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Iola|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||38.2 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||80.2 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||88.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||94.6 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||94.9 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||97.4 miles|