Cleveland, OH (population: 424,526) has five computer forensics schools within its city limits. Case Western Reserve University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 9,738. It is the 87th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Computer Forensics students from Cleveland 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 2,100 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $67,750. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $72,490/yr and there are 3,380 employed.
Cleveland lies in Cuyahoga county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.370 out of every 1000 jobs in Cleveland are held by computer systems analysts, and 2.093/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 5 computer forensics schools in Cleveland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Case Western Reserve University comes out as the most expensive ($26,055/yr) for computer forensics students, with Cleveland State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,443/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cleveland|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||6.6 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||8.6 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||11.6 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||23.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||44.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||69.6 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||74.2 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||93.5 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||99.6 miles|