Laguna, CA (population: 60,976) has twenty-nine computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Davis, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 31,247. It is the 41st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Laguna 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.
Of the 29 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Laguna, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Clara University comes out as the most expensive ($35,245/yr) for computer forensics students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Laguna|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||12.0 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||14.0 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||49.3 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||51.0 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||60.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||63.2 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||65.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||71.9 miles|