Reston, VA (population: 64,064) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus has a total student population of 526. It is the 5980th highest ranked school in the USA and the 128th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Computer Forensics students from Reston 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.
Reston 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 Reston are held by computer systems analysts, and 8/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Northern Virginia Campus ends up costing a student $25,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reston|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||10.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||13.8 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||18.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||23.8 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||35.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||44.6 miles|