Westfield, MA (population: 40,544) has one hundred and twelve computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harvard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 27,651. It is the highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Massachusetts.
Computer Forensics students from Westfield 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 Springfield-CT area alone, there are 160 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $73,100. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $74,550/yr and there are 540 employed.
Westfield lies in Hampden county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.889 out of every 1000 jobs in Westfield are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.572/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 112 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Westfield, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for computer forensics students, with Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Westfield|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||18.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||27.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||52.1 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||61.2 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.8 miles|