Colorado contains three schools that offer forensics programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking forensics school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forensics schools in Colorado, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr), with Colorado Technical University as the lowest recorded at only $20,189/yr.
Forensics students from Colorado schools who go on to become forensic scientists, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, forensics professionals, 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, Private detectives and investigators make on average $47,130 per year and there are about 31,250 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Colorado alone, there are 400 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $44,220. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $56,080/yr and there are 270 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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