Capitol Heights, MD has sixty-five computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in this group 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 Capitol Heights 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.
Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights are held by computer systems analysts, and 8/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 65 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Capitol Heights, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/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 Capitol Heights|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||8.1 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||13.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||25.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||27.0 miles|