California contains 86 schools that offer computer forensics programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 86 computer forensics schools in California, only 30 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Glendale Career College comes out as the most expensive ($39,536/yr), with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest recorded at only $2,897/yr.
Computer Forensics students from California schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 30,840 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $81,360. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $84,210/yr and there are 54,560 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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