Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. California State University-Fresno, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 21,500. It is the 1796th highest ranked school in the USA and the 159th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 290 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $65,710. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $62,900/yr and there are 430 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Fresno, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College comes out as the most expensive ($6,031/yr) for computer forensics students, with California State University-Fresno as the lowest, reported at only $5,579/yr.
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