Texas contains 93 schools that offer computer forensics programs. Rice University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in TX, has a total student population of 5,576 and is the 28th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 93 computer forensics schools in Texas, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr), with The University of Texas-Pan American as the lowest recorded at only $1,646/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 8,410 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $77,030. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $80,680/yr and there are 45,550 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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