Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two private investigator schools within its city limits. Edward Waters College, the highest ranked school in the city with a private investigator program, has a total student population of 831. It is the 925th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Private Investigator students from Jacksonville schools who go on to become private investigators, crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,250 people working as private detectives and investigators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,130. Also, Detectives and criminal investigators make on average $65,860 per year and there are about 110,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Jacksonville area alone, there are 590 employed detectives and criminal investigators earning an average salary of $65,030. Private detectives and investigators in this area earn $26,310/yr and there are 330 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by private detectives and investigators, and 1/1000 are held by detectives and criminal investigators.
Of the 2 private investigator schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Edward Waters College comes out as the most expensive ($12,474/yr) for private investigator students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|