Computer Forensics Schools In North Carolina

Computer Forensics classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited computer forensics schools in North Carolina. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in computer forensics in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses computer forensics training at the following levels:

  • Computer Forensics Certificate
  • Associates degree in Computer Forensics


  1. Catawba Valley Community College

    2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

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  2. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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  3. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Computer Forensics Employment

North Carolina 7,720
National 345,600

Of all of the computer forensics professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Computer forensics professionals In North Carolina

7,140 8,020 8,200 8,370 7,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, computer forensics is a shrinking field. 6,700 less computer forensics professionals were working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of computer forensics professionals has shrunk by 94%. This decline is slower than the national trend for computer forensics professionals which shows a 96% decrease in the number of computer forensics professionals working around the nation.

Computer Forensics VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$49,560 $51,210 $53,080 $56,390 $43,900
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Forensics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by computer forensics professionals is decreasing in North Carolina. The mean salary for computer forensics professionals in 2006 was $49,560 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,900 per year.

Salary percentiles for Computer forensics professionals in North Carolina

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Thus, there was a 13% decline in computer forensics professionals' salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of computer forensics. The pay differential between the highest paid computer forensics professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 90%

Average Salaries for Computer forensics professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Forensics
Computer Networking
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science

Computer forensics professionals in North Carolina earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Computer Forensics programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina


60% of these graduates received an associate's degree in computer forensics.

Computer Forensics Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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