West Orange, NJ (population: 49,330) has forty-five computer networking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer networking program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
Computer Networking students from West Orange schools who go on to become computer networking developers, network engineers, network specialists, network managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Database administrators make on average $74,290 per year and there are about 108,080 of them employed in the US today.
West Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 45 computer networking schools with a 100-mile radius of West Orange, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr) for computer networking students, with Raritan Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,843/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Orange|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||18.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||18.7 miles|