Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has twenty-nine crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indiana University-Bloomington, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 42,347. It is the 59th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Indiana.
Crime Scene Investigation students from Carmel 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.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary.
Of the 29 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler University comes out as the most expensive ($26,565/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|