Fort Smith has a total population of 80,268 and a student population of 7,491. Of these students, 7,335 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Of the 1 forensic science schools in Fort Smith, the largest forensic science school, by student population, is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduated approximately 0 students from its forensic science program.
If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's forensic science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic science program in Fort Smith. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Smith-based forensic science schools, you will have an added expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
Many forensic science graduates choose to work as forensic science technicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Smith, your job prospects are good. By the year 2018, the number of forensic science technicians is expected to increase by 37% in Fort Smith. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.