Missouri contains six schools that offer forensics programs. Lindenwood University, the highest-ranking forensics school in MO, has a total student population of 10,408 and is the 481st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 forensics schools in Missouri, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr), with Missouri State University as the lowest recorded at only $11,512/yr.
Forensics students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 1,210 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $38,650. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $45,210/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Missouri Interesting Facts