Massachusetts contains fourteen schools that offer forensic science programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking forensic science school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 forensic science schools in Massachusetts, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,511/yr.
Forensic Science students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 1,030 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $56,710. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $81,950/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the forensic science schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from forensic science, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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