El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 150 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $71,500. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $59,720/yr and there are 440 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.648 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by computer systems analysts, and 0.545/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in El Paso, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($5,224/yr) for computer forensics students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.