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2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

There are about 575 students enrolled in Forensic Chemistry in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

230

Vs. National Avg.

-99%

popularity Rank

#367

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$28K

Vs. National Avg.

15%

cost Rank

#178

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$41K

Vs. National Avg.

3%

salary Rank

#232

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

professors Rank

#288

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

students Rank

#243

SUMMARY

Studying Forensic Chemistry is not only a valuable choice, but often a critical first step for students planning to enter a career as an analytical forensic chemist, a crime scene investigator, or a forensic detective. In fact, forensic chemistry is a ​unique major ranking as the 355th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 164 forensic chemistry degrees conferred. In-state tuition for forensic chemistry at private colleges is, on average, 4.4 times more pricey than their public fellows.

With just 30 universities offering this degree you could have limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other forensic chemistry students, look at colleges in Arizona which have more students admitted to forensic chemistry than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study forensic chemistry is in the Southeast region with Eastern Kentucky University, University of Mississippi, and Western Carolina University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to study forensic chemistry is the Pacific-12 Conference with Arizona State University-West representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for forensic chemistry is Saint Anselm College.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There might be a bunch of angels to think about when selecting college. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could alter one's feelings on which school to attend. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which forensic chemistry school has the top campus, the answer is University of Mississippi. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which college has the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and our pick for the school with the best student life for forensic chemistry is Saint Anselm College. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our picks just might surprise you.

If price is a major influence in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Saint Anselm College. Saint Anselm College&nbspis our most expensive university for forensic chemistry, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the cost of Saint Anselm College&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that forensic chemistry is the 380th most expensive program in the nation, with an average cost of $17,300. On a broader scale, the most costly state for forensic chemistry on our list is New Hampshire demonstrated with a tuition of $40,500 at Saint Anselm College. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for forensic chemistry is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for forensic chemistry is the Southeast region which is represented by Alabama State University with a cost of $16,656, Eastern Kentucky University with a cost of $19,338, and Western Carolina University with a cost of $5,000. More optimistically, the most affordable school for forensic chemistry is Western Carolina University. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay around $9,400 for a degree in forensic chemistry. The cost swells by a lot to an average of $19,200 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our selection for the college representing the best value for forensic chemistry: Saint Anselm College. On this page you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. With that said, this discussion is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for forensic chemistry majors can differ, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will often earn in the neighborhood of $48,100. While there can be much variation in earnings; top positions can experience pay up to $84,700. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning opportunities within the forensic chemistry space earn $27,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from forensic chemistry graduated from Arizona State University-West&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of forensic chemistry ranks subpar, falling in the 32nd percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for forensic chemistry is Arizona State University-West&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Forensic Chemistry major is only within the 66th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 38th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share at 65% of scholars majoring in forensic chemistry. Additionally, 78% of scholars pursuing a forensic chemistry major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for forensic chemistry to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. As we consider information beyond simply rankings we find that the school with the best professors for forensic chemistry is Arizona State University-West. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for forensic chemistry is Northern Michigan University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that approaching college from context mainly formed from superlatives might create problems. We hope you read our other pages on different colleges and peruse some of our background pages on important things to think about as your college search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

D

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, WI | https://www.fvtc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

18,341

Students

#1872

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV | www.wvu.edu/

84%

Acceptance

30,045

Students

#895

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH | www.onu.edu/

65%

Acceptance

2,996

Students

#249

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL | https://www.luc.edu/

71%

Acceptance

19,692

Students

#242

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY | www.jjay.cuny.edu/

37%

Acceptance

19,553

Students

#467

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH | https://www.cedarville.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,763

Students

#449

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA | www.scranton.edu/

79%

Acceptance

6,349

Students

#238

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA | https://www.vcu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

32,628

Students

#606

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | https://www2.gmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

49,755

Students

#296

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD | www.ubalt.edu/

80%

Acceptance

5,198

Students

#850

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL | www.keiseruniversity.edu/

97%

Acceptance

30,930

Students

#2340

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS | https://www.usm.edu/

96%

Acceptance

16,317

Students

#2301

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

B

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND | https://und.edu/

87%

Acceptance

17,182

Students

#830

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Miami University-Oxford

Oxford, OH | miamioh.edu/

92%

Acceptance

21,667

Students

#536

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Forensic Chemistry

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN | www.iupui.edu/

79%

Acceptance

33,900

Students

#1271

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

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