Virginia contains 43 schools that offer computer forensics programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 43 computer forensics schools in Virginia, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($35,460/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 9,190 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $94,110. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $92,300/yr and there are 35,030 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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