Fountain Valley, CA (population: 56,133) has forty-seven computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California.
Computer Forensics students from Fountain Valley 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,570 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $74,270. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $78,890/yr and there are 4,750 employed.
Fountain Valley lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Fountain Valley are held by computer systems analysts, and 2/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 47 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Fountain Valley, only 31 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) 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 Fountain Valley|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||3.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||4.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||8.3 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||13.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||15.1 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||15.9 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||16.2 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||18.6 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||19.0 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||21.3 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||21.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||23.6 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||23.8 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||25.5 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||29.0 miles|