West Virginia contains sixteen schools that offer computer forensics programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 computer forensics schools in West Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with New River Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,439/yr.
Computer Forensics students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 1,260 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $82,400. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $57,550/yr and there are 840 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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