Washington contains seventeen schools that offer computer forensics programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 computer forensics schools in Washington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Computer Forensics students from Washington 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 alone, there are 7,800 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $78,960. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $83,950/yr and there are 12,870 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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