Elkhart, IN (population: 52,987) has thirty network administration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Illinois Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a network administration program, has a total student population of 7,707. It is the 179th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Network Administration students from Elkhart schools who go on to become network administrators, network engineers, network specialists, network managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer support specialists make on average $47,360 per year and there are about 540,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Columbus area alone, there are 140 employed computer support specialists earning an average salary of $41,940. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $64,850/yr and there are 90 employed.
Elkhart lies in Elkhart county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Columbus area has 41,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $19.74/hr average worker wage, and a $41,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.214 out of every 1000 jobs in Elkhart are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 3.348/1000 are held by computer support specialists.
Of the 30 network administration schools with a 100-mile radius of Elkhart, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DePaul University comes out as the most expensive ($23,656/yr) for network administration students, with Triton College as the lowest, reported at only $2,479/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elkhart|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||14.0 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||15.5 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||47.8 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||48.8 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||56.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||60.8 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||80.8 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||81.1 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||84.8 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||87.1 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||88.4 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||89.3 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||90.3 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||91.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||94.4 miles|