MacAllen, TX (population: 136,555) has five computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas-Pan American, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 18,337. It is the 487th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from MacAllen 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.
Of the 5 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of MacAllen, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Brownsville comes out as the most expensive ($6,819/yr) for computer forensics students, with South Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $1,317/yr.
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