Mississippi contains three schools that offer forensic science programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking forensic science school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forensic science schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Forensic Science students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 200 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $67,020. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $42,590/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the forensic science schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic science, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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