Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has three computer forensics schools within its city limits. Avila University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 1,893. It is the 3542nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 107th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Forensics students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,560 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $80,430. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $72,990/yr and there are 5,310 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.379 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.576/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 3 computer forensics schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for computer forensics students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|