Pendleton, OR has one crime scene investigation school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lewis-Clark State College has a total student population of 4,200. It is the 4262nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Idaho (#1 is University of Idaho).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Pendleton 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.
Pendleton lies in Umatilla county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 122,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.33/hr average worker wage, and a $36,050 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis-Clark State College ends up costing a student $13,162/yr.