Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Texas Tech University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 30,049. It is the 150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Lubbock 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.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Lubbock, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lubbock Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($16,952/yr) for computer forensics students, with Texas Tech University as the lowest, reported at only $10,763/yr.