Oklahoma contains five schools that offer forensic science programs. University of Central Oklahoma, the highest-ranking forensic science school in OK, has a total student population of 16,092 and is the 2573rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 forensic science schools in Oklahoma, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oklahoma Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($17,809/yr), with Redlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,100/yr.
Forensic Science students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 180 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $71,530. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $52,030/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the forensic science schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forensic science, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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