Herndon, VA has sixty-three computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Virginia-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 24,355. It is the 16th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Computer Forensics students from Herndon 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 17,510 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $101,570. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $96,550/yr and there are 29,960 employed.
Herndon lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 13 out of every 1000 jobs in Herndon are held by computer systems analysts, and 8/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 63 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Herndon, only 15 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for computer forensics students, with Blue Ridge Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,533/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Herndon|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||13.1 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.1 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||18.0 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.4 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||20.4 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||26.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||45.0 miles|