Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Grace University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 490. It is the 2619th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Computer Forensics students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 340 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $75,870. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $71,760/yr and there are 2,100 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.646 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.753/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grace University comes out as the most expensive ($15,778/yr) for computer forensics students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|