Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has four networking schools within its city limits. Westwood College-Dallas, the highest ranked school in the city with a networking program, has a total student population of 611. It is the 5375th highest ranked school in the USA and the 307th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Networking students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 14,820 employed computer support specialists earning an average salary of $50,690. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $74,440/yr and there are 9,180 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.484 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 7.236/1000 are held by computer support specialists.
Of the 4 networking schools in Dallas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westwood College-Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($20,175/yr) for networking students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|