Topeka, KS (population: 124,629) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. Washburn University has a total student population of 6,652. It is the 2641st highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Computer Forensics students from Topeka 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 Topeka area alone, there are 110 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $74,160. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $67,300/yr and there are 370 employed.
Topeka lies in Shawnee county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Topeka area has 109,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.37/hr average worker wage, and a $38,200 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.398 out of every 1000 jobs in Topeka are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.004/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washburn University ends up costing a student $13,676/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Topeka|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||60.9 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||61.5 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||68.1 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||70.8 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||76.3 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||98.6 miles|