Bend, OR (population: 83,266) has one crime scene investigation school within its city limits. Central Oregon Community College has a total student population of 6,261. It is the 5239th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Bend 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.
Bend lies in Deschutes county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Bend area has 62,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $19.29/hr average worker wage, and a $40,120 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Oregon Community College ends up costing a student $6,630/yr.