Asheville, NC (population: 75,836) has two security schools within its city limits. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a security program, has a total student population of 7,542. It is the 4975th highest ranked school in the USA and the 97th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Security students from Asheville schools who go on to become computer security specialists, computer support specialists, security technicians, security officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Computer support specialists make on average $47,360 per year and there are about 540,560 of them employed in the US today.
Asheville lies in Buncombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Asheville area has 169,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.31/hr average worker wage, and a $36,010 average annual salary.
Of the 2 security schools in Asheville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College-Asheville comes out as the most expensive ($22,472/yr) for security students, with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,538/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Asheville|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||55.9 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||81.6 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||96.3 miles|