Iowa contains 23 schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. Dordt College, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in IA, has a total student population of 1,322 and is the 295th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 23 crime scene investigation schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,362/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from Iowa 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.
Also, within the crime scene investigation schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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