Bowie, MD (population: 52,071) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. Bowie State University has a total student population of 5,617. It is the 612th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Computer Forensics students from Bowie 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 17,510 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $101,570. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $96,550/yr and there are 29,960 employed.
Bowie lies in Prince George's county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 13 out of every 1000 jobs in Bowie are held by computer systems analysts, and 8/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bowie State University ends up costing a student $10,638/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowie|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||23.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||28.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||31.9 miles|