Minnesota contains nineteen schools that offer computer forensics programs. Macalester College, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in MN, has a total student population of 1,996 and is the 83rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 computer forensics schools in Minnesota, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy College comes out as the most expensive ($27,263/yr), with White Earth Tribal and Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,535/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 8,370 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $73,740. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $75,900/yr and there are 12,160 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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