New Orleans has a general population of 484,674 and an overall student population of 59,719. Approximately 4,714 of New Orleans's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
New Orleans's largest forensic science school is Loyola University New Orleans. In 2010, Loyola University New Orleans graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in forensic science.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a forensic science degree from one of New Orleans's forensic science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,856 per year in tuition costs.
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 New Orleans-based forensic science schools, you will have an added expense of $9,826 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in New Orleans after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in New Orleans, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. The number of forensic science technicians in New Orleans is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.