Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two crime scene investigation schools within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Crime Scene Investigation students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 crime scene investigation schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Moyne-Owen College comes out as the most expensive ($11,092/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.