Cedar Park, TX (population: 72,258) has seventeen computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Computer Forensics students from Cedar Park 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.
Cedar Park 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 Cedar Park are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.321/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 17 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Cedar Park, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for computer forensics students, with Palo Alto College as the lowest, reported at only $3,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cedar Park|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||83.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.8 miles|