Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has one crime scene investigation school within its city limits. Charter College has a total student population of 1,132. It is the 4825th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Anchorage schools who go on to become crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College ends up costing a student $18,163/yr.
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