Pennsylvania contains 81 schools that offer computer forensics programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 81 computer forensics schools in Pennsylvania, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $10,635/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 5,340 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $76,310. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $78,780/yr and there are 22,740 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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