Mishawaka, IN (population: 51,149) has thirty-six 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 Mishawaka 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 South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area alone, there are 550 employed computer support specialists earning an average salary of $36,680. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $57,190/yr and there are 250 employed.
Mishawaka lies in St. Joseph county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area has 128,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.8% unemployment rate, $18.07/hr average worker wage, and a $37,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.942 out of every 1000 jobs in Mishawaka are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 4.243/1000 are held by computer support specialists.
Of the 36 network administration schools with a 100-mile radius of Mishawaka, only 7 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 Mishawaka|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||4.4 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||5.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||37.5 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||50.8 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||65.1 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||67.7 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||70.4 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||74.4 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||76.7 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||78.0 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||79.9 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||81.5 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||84.0 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||84.6 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||84.9 miles|