Oregon contains eighteen schools that offer forensics programs. University of California-Davis, the highest-ranking forensics school in OR, has a total student population of 31,247 and is the 41st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 forensics schools in Oregon, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with City College of San Francisco as the lowest recorded at only $4,129/yr.
Forensics students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 260 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $42,840. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $54,560/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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