Edmond has a total population of 68,315 and a student population of 18,263. Of these students, 16,092 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
University of Central Oklahoma is the largest forensic science school in Edmond, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Forensic Science program at University of Central Oklahoma.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in forensic science in Edmond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Edmond's forensic science schools was $16,999 per year for instate students and $23,428 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic science program in Edmond. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,846 per year, on average, for room and board at Edmond-based forensic science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,723.
If you plan on staying in Edmond after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in Edmond, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. In 2010, there were 120 forensic science technicians in Oklahoma. Of these forensic science technicians, 50 were working in the greater Edmond area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic science technicians is expected to increase by 20% in Edmond. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic science technician in Edmond is $62,850 per year, which is the same as the average for forensic science technicians state-wide.