Birmingham has a general population of 242,820 and an overall student population of 44,088. Approximately 16,874 of Birmingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Birmingham's largest forensic science school is University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Forensic Science program at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in forensic science from forensic science schools in Birmingham in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Birmingham forensic science schools was an average of $25,451 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Birmingham-based forensic science schools, you will have an added expense of $8,142 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,146.
Many forensic science graduates choose to work as forensic science technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Birmingham, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of forensic science technicians is expected to increase by 12% in Birmingham. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.
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