Medford, OR (population: 75,182) has five crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Oregon University, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 5,104. It is the 3693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Medford 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.
Medford lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Medford area has 77,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.29/hr average worker wage, and a $38,040 average annual salary.
Of the 5 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Medford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Oregon University comes out as the most expensive ($13,154/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Klamath Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,446/yr.