Altoona, PA (population: 45,489) has two security schools within its city limits. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, the highest ranked school in the city with a security program, has a total student population of 4,182. It is the 1560th highest ranked school in the USA and the 139th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Security students from Altoona 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.
Altoona lies in Blair county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Altoona area has 57,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.03/hr average worker wage, and a $33,340 average annual salary.
Of the 2 security schools in Altoona, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($25,020/yr) for security students, with Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona as the lowest, reported at only $18,878/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Altoona|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||34.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||68.0 miles|