Pasadena, TX (population: 148,101) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Interactive Learning Systems, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 35. It is the 3009th highest ranked school in the USA and the 142nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Forensics students from Pasadena 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.
Pasadena lies in Harris 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 Pasadena are held by computer systems analysts, and 1.026/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Pasadena, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Interactive Learning Systems comes out as the most expensive ($10,542/yr) for computer forensics students, with San Jacinto Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,871/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasadena|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||5.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||20.7 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||40.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||58.5 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||95.1 miles|