Corvallis, OR (population: 51,582) has twelve crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Portland State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 27,901. It is the 2547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Corvallis 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.
Corvallis lies in Benton county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Corvallis area has 32,620 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $21.31/hr average worker wage, and a $44,320 average annual salary.
Of the 12 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Corvallis, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($18,272/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Clackamas Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Corvallis|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||63.6 miles|
|Coos Bay||OR||-||1||11.4399||59||95.4 miles|