Simi Valley, CA (population: 121,990) has forty computer forensics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 38,550. It is the 7th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of California.
Computer Forensics students from Simi Valley 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 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area alone, there are 450 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $78,090. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $89,610/yr and there are 910 employed.
Simi Valley lies in Ventura county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area has 292,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Simi Valley are held by computer systems analysts, and 2/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 40 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Simi Valley, only 26 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Glendale Career College comes out as the most expensive ($39,536/yr) for computer forensics students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Simi Valley|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||10.4 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||17.2 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||18.2 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||19.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||22.0 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||22.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||26.1 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||36.8 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||41.2 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||46.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||48.1 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||50.2 miles|