Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has nine computer forensics schools within its city limits. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Computer Forensics students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 5,090 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $92,380. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $84,960/yr and there are 5,490 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.358 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by computer systems analysts, and 4.039/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 9 computer forensics schools in Baltimore, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johns Hopkins University comes out as the most expensive ($25,509/yr) for computer forensics students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|