Fullerton, CA (population: 133,165) has two computer forensics schools within its city limits. California State University-Fullerton, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 36,262. It is the 1022nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Fullerton 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.
Fullerton 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 Fullerton are held by computer systems analysts, and 2/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 2 computer forensics schools in Fullerton, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fullerton College comes out as the most expensive ($5,967/yr) for computer forensics students, with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest, reported at only $4,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fullerton|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||7.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||11.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||11.8 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||12.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||14.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||14.6 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||17.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||19.0 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.3 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||24.7 miles|