Washington contains twelve schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. Washington State University, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in WA, has a total student population of 26,101 and is the 131st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 crime scene investigation schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from Washington 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 Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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