Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. ECPI College of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 12,194. It is the 2887th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Computer Forensics students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 1,650 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $82,070. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $72,540/yr and there are 3,460 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.709 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by computer systems analysts, and 2.239/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach comes out as the most expensive ($13,972/yr) for computer forensics students, with ECPI College of Technology as the lowest, reported at only $13,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|