Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 1,020 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $85,410. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $79,990/yr and there are 8,640 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.230 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.321/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Edward's University comes out as the most expensive ($20,510/yr) for computer forensics students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|