Pratt, KS has nine computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sterling College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 722. It is the 588th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Computer Forensics students from Pratt 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.
Pratt lies in Pratt 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 Pratt are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.274/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 9 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Pratt, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Friends University comes out as the most expensive ($17,871/yr) for computer forensics students, with Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,679/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pratt|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||49.9 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||81.6 miles|