Massachusetts contains fourteen schools that offer forensics programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking forensics school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 forensics schools in Massachusetts, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Northern Essex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,511/yr.
Forensics students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 560 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $37,050. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $81,950/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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