San Luis Obispo, CA (population: 43,926) has one computer forensics school within its city limits. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo has a total student population of 19,325. It is the 752nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area alone, there are 150 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $65,750. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $73,810/yr and there are 110 employed.
San Luis Obispo lies in San Luis Obispo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area has 99,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,470 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in San Luis Obispo are held by computer systems analysts, and 2/1000 are held by computer specialists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo ends up costing a student $13,431/yr.