Los Angeles has a total population of 3,694,820 and a student population of 193,223. Of these students, 20,619 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Los Angeles's largest forensic science school is California State University-Los Angeles. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Los Angeles with credentials in forensic science.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a forensic science degree in Los Angeles. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,457 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Los Angeles forensic science schools was an average of $30,617 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic science program in Los Angeles. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,957 per year, on average, for room and board at Los Angeles-based forensic science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,664.
If you plan on staying in Los Angeles after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in Los Angeles, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. The government projects that the number of forensic science technicians in Los Angeles will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.