Grapevine, TX (population: 51,993) has twenty-two computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Grapevine 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $70,960. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $81,690/yr and there are 2,940 employed.
Grapevine lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.435 out of every 1000 jobs in Grapevine are held by computer systems analysts, and **/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 22 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Grapevine, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for computer forensics students, with Collin County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Grapevine|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||7.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.0 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||20.0 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||20.3 miles|