Forensic Science Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 2 accredited forensic science schools where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the forensic science academic community in Kentucky, and the future trends in forensic science training at the forensic science bachelors degree level.


  1. Eastern Kentucky University

    521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Thomas More College

    333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017-3495

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Kentucky 80
National 12,390

Approximately 1% of the country's forensic science professionals work in Kentucky state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Kentucky

130 140 80 80 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forensic Science is a shrinking field in Kentucky. In 2010 there were 50 less forensic science professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. Thus, in Kentucky, this field has shrunk by 38% in four years. This decline 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 Kentucky

$33,430 $35,050 $39,230 $41,970 $42,290
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forensic science professionals is increasing in Kentucky. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $33,430 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,290 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Kentucky

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This represents a growth in salaries of 21%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Kentucky state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 78% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Kentucky

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

In Kentucky, 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 Kentucky


As the number of forensic science professionals is decreasing in Kentucky state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forensic science schools in Kentucky state is decreasing. In 2006, 25 students graduated from forensic science courses in Kentucky. And in 2010, 19 students graduated.

This represents a 24% decrease in the number of forensic science degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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