Abilene, TX (population: 120,183) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. McMurry University has a total student population of 1,509. It is the 3921st highest ranked school in the USA and the 208th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Abilene 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.
Abilene lies in Taylor county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Abilene area has 63,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.24/hr average worker wage, and a $33,770 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, McMurry University ends up costing a student $16,117/yr.