North East, MD has one hundred and two computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
Computer Forensics students from North East 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 Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 290 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $69,460. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $83,770/yr and there are 2,790 employed.
North East lies in Cecil county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area has 328,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,230 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in North East are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 102 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of North East, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for computer forensics students, with Delaware State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,378/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North East|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||14.4 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||20.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||42.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||46.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||52.7 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.2 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||55.0 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||57.8 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||60.4 miles|