Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three crime scene investigation schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Jacksonville 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.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 crime scene investigation schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Edward Waters College comes out as the most expensive ($12,474/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|