New Orleans, LA (population: 206,720) has two forensics schools within its city limits. Loyola University New Orleans, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensics program, has a total student population of 4,714. It is the 2329th highest ranked school in the USA and the 32nd highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Forensics students from New Orleans 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.
New Orleans lies in Orleans county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary.
Of the 2 forensics schools in New Orleans, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University New Orleans comes out as the most expensive ($14,896/yr) for forensics students, with Our Lady of Holy Cross College as the lowest, reported at only $2,874/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Orleans|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||76.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||80.7 miles|