Jupiter, FL (population: 50,075) has ten crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Florida International University, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 39,610. It is the 197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Jupiter 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.
Jupiter lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary.
Of the 10 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Jupiter, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nova Southeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($20,445/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jupiter|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||11.9 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||21.2 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||27.0 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||29.3 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||32.5 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||38.0 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||42.2 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||44.5 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||46.0 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||47.1 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||54.0 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||64.7 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||68.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||68.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||70.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||71.1 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||76.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||85.0 miles|