Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 2,856 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic science programs.
Reading's largest forensic science school is Alvernia University. In 2010, Alvernia University graduated approximately 4 students with credentials in forensic science.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a forensic science degree from one of Reading's forensic science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,350 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for forensic science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,242 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,452.
If you plan on staying in Reading after graduating from forensic science school, you should know that job prospects for forensic science technicians in Reading, which is the most popular forensic science profession, are good. The government projects that the number of forensic science technicians in Reading will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic science technicians.