California contains 127 schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. California Lutheran University, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in CA, has a total student population of 3,714 and is the 334th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 127 crime scene investigation schools in California, only 27 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($49,970/yr), with California State University-Dominguez Hills as the lowest recorded at only $2,451/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from California 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.
Also, within the crime scene investigation schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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