Galveston, TX (population: 57,154) has nineteen computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rice University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas.
Computer Forensics students from Galveston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,630 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $77,990. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $81,120/yr and there are 11,480 employed.
Galveston lies in Galveston county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.478 out of every 1000 jobs in Galveston are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.026/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 19 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Galveston, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Houston Westside Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,225/yr) for computer forensics students, with Lamar State College-Orange as the lowest, reported at only $2,546/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galveston|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||11.8 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||22.4 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||35.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||47.8 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||72.2 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||89.5 miles|