Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Columbus State Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 28,539. It is the 5363rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 285th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Computer Forensics students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 1,880 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $79,550. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $84,210/yr and there are 5,750 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.334 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by computer systems analysts, and 2.068/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbus State Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,330/yr) for computer forensics students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|