North Carolina contains 40 schools that offer computer forensics programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 40 computer forensics schools in North Carolina, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr), with Nash Community College as the lowest recorded at only $481/yr.
Computer Forensics students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,510 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $72,730. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $79,200/yr and there are 17,620 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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