Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has three computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Computer Forensics students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 710 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $64,920. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $74,510/yr and there are 1,340 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.563 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.823/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 3 computer forensics schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,148/yr) for computer forensics students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.