Arlington has a general population of 189,453 and an overall student population of 4,947. Approximately 3,480 of Arlington's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Of the 1 forensic science schools in Arlington, the largest forensic science school, by student population, is Marymount University. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Forensic Science program at Marymount University.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a forensic science degree in Arlington. If you decide to attend a forensic science school in Arlington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,620.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for forensic science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,745 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $25,070.
If you plan on staying in Arlington after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in Arlington, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 forensic science technicians in Virginia were working in the greater Arlington area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic science technicians is expected to increase by 24% in Arlington. This anticipated 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 Arlington is $77,290 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic science technicians.