Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four crime scene investigation schools within its city limits. Ohio Dominican University, the highest ranked school in the city with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 3,052. It is the 3674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 200th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Columbus 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.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary.
Of the 4 crime scene investigation schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Columbus Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,775/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|