Herndon, VA has thirty-seven crime scene investigation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a crime scene investigation program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Crime Scene Investigation students from Herndon 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.
Herndon lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 37 crime scene investigation schools with a 100-mile radius of Herndon, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr) for crime scene investigation students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Herndon|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||13.1 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.1 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||18.0 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||18.4 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||20.4 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||26.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||45.0 miles|