Severn, MD (population: 47,939) has eighty-four 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 Severn 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.
Severn lies in Anne Arundel 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 Severn are held by computer systems analysts, and 4.039/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 84 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Severn, 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 Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Severn|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||11.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||19.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||20.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||24.1 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||31.4 miles|