Pennsylvania contains 26 schools that offer forensic science programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking forensic science school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 forensic science schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as the lowest recorded at only $12,665/yr.
Forensic Science students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 380 employed biological scientists earning an average yearly salary of $67,020. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $43,940/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the forensic science schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forensic science, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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