Kentucky contains two schools that offer forensics programs. Eastern Kentucky University, the highest-ranking forensics school in KY, has a total student population of 16,268 and is the 2402nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forensics schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Thomas More College comes out as the most expensive ($17,728/yr), with Eastern Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $10,033/yr.
Forensics students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 120 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $34,310. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $41,970/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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