Portales has a general population of 11,131 and an overall student population of 4,679. Approximately 4,679 of Portales's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
The largest forensic science school in Portales, by student population, is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. Approximately 4 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with credentials in forensic science.
A reported 4 students graduated with credentials in forensic science in Portales in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portales's forensic science schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in instate tuition and $19,526 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Portales-based forensic science schools, you will have an added expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you plan on staying in Portales after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in Portales, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. The number of forensic science technicians in Portales is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.