Virginia contains fifteen schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. University of Richmond, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in VA, has a total student population of 4,344 and is the 90th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 crime scene investigation schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($26,028/yr), with Radford University as the lowest recorded at only $8,996/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from Virginia 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 Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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