Montana contains nine schools that offer computer forensics programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 computer forensics schools in Montana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Great Falls comes out as the most expensive ($21,657/yr), with Fort Belknap College as the lowest recorded at only $1,717/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 490 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $56,890. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $60,230/yr and there are 630 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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