Louisiana contains five schools that offer anthropology programs. Tulane University of Louisiana, the highest-ranking anthropology school in LA, has a total student population of 11,464 and is the 60th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 anthropology schools in Louisiana, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tulane University of Louisiana comes out as the most expensive ($25,174/yr), with University of Louisiana at Lafayette as the lowest recorded at only $5,042/yr.
Anthropology students from Louisiana schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Louisiana alone, there are 120 employed forensic science technicians earning an average yearly salary of $61,570. Anthropologists and archeologists in this state earn $65,360/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the anthropology schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from anthropology, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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