With an overall population of 197,790 and a student population of 51,657, approximately 32,172 of Richmond students attend one of Richmond's schools that offer forensic science programs.
Virginia Commonwealth University is the largest forensic science school in Richmond, based on student population. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University with credentials in forensic science.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a forensic science degree in Richmond. If you decide to attend one of Richmond's forensic science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,731 per year in instate tuition and $37,365 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,474 for forensic science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based forensic science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,335 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,771.
Many forensic science graduates choose to work as forensic science technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richmond, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of forensic science technicians is expected to increase by 24% in Richmond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.