Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Computer Forensics students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,070 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $81,430. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $86,590/yr and there are 10,220 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.277 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by computer systems analysts, and 4.323/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Seattle, none 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) for computer forensics students, with Seattle Pacific University as the lowest, reported at only $23,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|