Forensic Science Schools In California

California has 18 accredited forensic science schools where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. The trends in California's forensic science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forensic science includes forensic science training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  2. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

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  3. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  4. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  5. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  6. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  7. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  8. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  9. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  10. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  11. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  12. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  13. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  14. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  15. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  16. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  17. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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  18. Norco College

    2001 Third St, Norco, California 92860

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

California 1,710
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals in the country, nearly 16% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In California

1,570 1,540 1,460 1,780 1,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of forensic science is growing. 140 more forensic science professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% growth in the field. 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 California

$60,510 $61,050 $65,160 $66,690 $67,720
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forensic science professionals is increasing in California. Forensic science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $60,510 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $67,720 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in California

10th percentile
$42,490
25th percentile
$51,540
50th percentile
$64,770
75th percentile
$81,100
90th percentile
$102,620

This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In California state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 142% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in California

Computer Forensics
$74,010
Criminal Justice
$56,305
Criminology
$83,243
Forensic Accounting
$71,040
Forensic Nursing
$92,675
Forensic Psychology
$89,385
Forensic Science
$67,720

In California, forensic science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
6
bachelor
0
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
18
Total27

The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited forensic science schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 267 graduates in 2006. And there were 300 graduates from forensic science courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in California by 12%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a undergraduate certificate in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in California

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