Manhattan, KS (population: 53,426) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. Kansas State University 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 Manhattan 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.
Manhattan lies in Riley 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 Manhattan are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.274/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas State University ends up costing a student $13,354/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manhattan|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||87.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||96.1 miles|