Forensic Science Schools In Arizona

There are 7 accredited forensic science schools in Arizona for faculty who teach forensic science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forensic science in the state of Arizona, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:

  • Forensic Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Forensic Science
  • Bachelors degree in Forensic Science


  1. Grand Canyon University

    3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017

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  2. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

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  3. Phoenix College

    1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013

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  4. Pima Community College

    401 North Bonita Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709-5000

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  5. Scottsdale Community College

    9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

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  6. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

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  7. Coconino County Community College

    2800 S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-2701

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Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Arizona 680
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals in the country, nearly 6% are in the state of Arizona.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Arizona

460 490 450 680 680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arizona, forensic science is a growing field. There were 220 more forensic science professionals working in Arizona in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 48%. This growth is faster than the national trend for forensic science professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of forensic science professionals working around the nation.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$48,760 $50,570 $53,090 $53,620 $54,580
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are growing in Arizona. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $48,760 per year, and in 2010 they made $54,580 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Arizona

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90th percentile

Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Arizona, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of forensic science. The pay differential between the highest paid forensic science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 142%

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Arizona

Computer Forensics
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Nursing
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Science

In Arizona, forensic science professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Forensic Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited forensic science schools in Arizona is increasing. In 2006, 194 students graduated from forensic science courses in Arizona. And in 2010, 196 students graduated.

Thus there was a 1% percent increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of forensic science faculty in Arizona, growth in the field of forensic science academia and faculty salaries in Arizona. If you are involved in teaching forensic science courses to students at the certificate in forensic science, associates degree in forensic science, and bachelors degree in forensic science levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of forensic science in Arizona. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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