Beaumont, TX (population: 110,900) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Lamar University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 13,992. It is the 602nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Beaumont 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 Beaumont-Port Arthur area alone, there are 40 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $69,280. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $71,610/yr and there are 260 employed.
Beaumont lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area has 159,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.65/hr average worker wage, and a $38,800 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.643 out of every 1000 jobs in Beaumont are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.277/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Beaumont, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar University comes out as the most expensive ($14,675/yr) for computer forensics students, with Lamar Institute of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $9,621/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaumont|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||56.8 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||68.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||71.5 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||72.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||80.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||91.4 miles|