Cathedral City, CA (population: 53,114) has thirty-seven computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. California Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 2,130. It is the 21st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Cathedral City 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are 780 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $67,800. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $72,830/yr and there are 1,970 employed.
Cathedral City lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Cathedral City are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 37 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Cathedral City, only 23 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Coleman University comes out as the most expensive ($33,247/yr) for computer forensics students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cathedral City|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||8.3 miles|
|Joshua Tree||CA||-||1||9.13844||48||22.7 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||50.7 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||52.2 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||62.9 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||66.8 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||70.1 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||74.3 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||74.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||75.3 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||75.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||77.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||78.4 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||78.7 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||80.8 miles|