Tennessee contains 30 schools that offer computer forensics programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 computer forensics schools in Tennessee, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($26,443/yr), with Pellissippi State Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,825/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 2,010 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $62,380. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $65,940/yr and there are 6,140 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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