Hanford, CA (population: 51,853) has six computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Merced, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 3,414. It is the 693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Hanford 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.
Hanford lies in Kings county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Hanford-Corcoran area has 38,500 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 6% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $42,690 average annual salary.
Of the 6 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Hanford, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo comes out as the most expensive ($13,431/yr) for computer forensics students, with College of the Sequoias as the lowest, reported at only $3,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hanford|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||92.7 miles|