Vallejo, CA (population: 114,029) has twenty-six 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 Vallejo 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 Vallejo-Fairfield area alone, there are 110 employed computer specialists earning an average salary of $79,210. Computer systems analysts in this area earn $77,430/yr and there are 190 employed.
Vallejo lies in Solano county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Vallejo-Fairfield area has 121,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Vallejo are held by computer systems analysts, and 1/1000 are held by computer specialists.
Of the 26 computer forensics schools with a 100-mile radius of Vallejo, only 11 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 Vallejo|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||18.8 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||25.7 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||28.3 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||29.7 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||32.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||37.6 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||38.1 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||49.5 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.6 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||60.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.1 miles|