Oklahoma contains five schools that offer forensics programs. University of Central Oklahoma, the highest-ranking forensics school in OK, has a total student population of 16,092 and is the 2573rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 forensics schools in Oklahoma, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oklahoma Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($17,809/yr), with Redlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,100/yr.
Forensics students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 380 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $45,800. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $52,030/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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