Texas contains fifteen schools that offer forensics programs. The University of Texas at Dallas, the highest-ranking forensics school in TX, has a total student population of 15,783 and is the 153rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 forensics schools in Texas, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr), with Wharton County Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $3,251/yr.
Forensics students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 2,160 employed private detectives and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $47,550. Forensic science technicians in this state earn $46,490/yr and there are 1,250 employed.
Also, within the forensics schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensics, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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