Lawrence, KS (population: 92,060) has twelve computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kansas State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 23,581. It is the 875th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Computer Forensics students from Lawrence 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.
Lawrence lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Lawrence area has 47,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 9.1% unemployment rate, $17.32/hr average worker wage, and a $36,030 average annual salary.
Of the 12 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, only 3 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-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawrence|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||39.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||39.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||47.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||83.1 miles|