Forensic Science Schools In Illinois

There are 7 accredited forensic science schools in Illinois 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 Illinois, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. University of Illinois at Chicago

    601 S Morgan, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    150 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Illinois 580
National 12,390

Approximately 5% of the country's forensic science professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Illinois

910 810 700 690 580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forensic science professionals is shrinking in Illinois. There were 330 less forensic science professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has shrunk by 36% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of forensic science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$55,350 $57,770 $64,080 $68,350 $72,990
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forensic science professionals is increasing in Illinois. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $55,350 per year, and in 2010 they made $72,990 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$46,950
25th percentile
$55,840
50th percentile
$72,350
75th percentile
$89,220
90th percentile
$105,980

This represents a 24% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 126% pay differential between the highest paid forensic science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of forensic science in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Illinois

Computer Forensics
$73,665
Criminal Justice
$44,558
Criminology
$71,697
Forensic Accounting
$72,010
Forensic Nursing
$80,660
Forensic Psychology
$81,255
Forensic Science
$72,990

In Illinois, forensic science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
2
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total8

As the number of forensic science professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited forensic science schools in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 48 students graduated from forensic science courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 65 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 35%. 38% of these graduates received a associate's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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