Stockton, CA (population: 291,422) has three computer forensics schools within its city limits. University of the Pacific, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer forensics program, has a total student population of 6,401. It is the 228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Computer Forensics students from Stockton 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 Stockton area alone, there are 130 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $78,300. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $68,450/yr and there are 320 employed.
Stockton lies in San Joaquin county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Stockton area has 208,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Stockton are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 3 computer forensics schools in Stockton, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of the Pacific comes out as the most expensive ($25,776/yr) for computer forensics students, with San Joaquin Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $6,677/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stockton|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||42.8 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||43.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||44.7 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||46.5 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||49.3 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||55.0 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||55.0 miles|