West Virginia contains eighteen schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. Marshall University, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in WV, has a total student population of 13,776 and is the 341st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 crime scene investigation schools in West Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wheeling Jesuit University comes out as the most expensive ($17,169/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from West 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 West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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