Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 5,528 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Hickory's largest forensic science school is Catawba Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Forensic Science program at Catawba Valley Community College.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in forensic science from forensic science schools in Hickory in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,730 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for forensic science related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a forensic science technician in Hickory, your job prospects are good. Hickory's forensic science technician workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.