Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has three computer forensics schools within its city limits. Oral Roberts University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 3,140. It is the 2440th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Computer Forensics students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 280 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $76,850. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $72,580/yr and there are 1,390 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.278 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.667/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 3 computer forensics schools in Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Tulsa Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,406/yr) for computer forensics students, with Oral Roberts University as the lowest, reported at only $18,078/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|