Alabama contains three schools that offer forensic science programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking forensic science school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forensic science schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Judson College comes out as the most expensive ($13,404/yr), with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $11,131/yr.
Forensic Science students from Alabama schools who go on to become forensic science technicians, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, forensic scientists, 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, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 180 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $64,510. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $53,490/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the forensic science schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensic science, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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