Forensic Science Schools In Maryland

Forensic Science classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited forensic science schools in Maryland. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forensic science in the state of Maryland, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. University of Baltimore

    Charles at Mount Royal, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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  2. Coppin State University

    2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698

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  3. University of Maryland-University College

    3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010

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  4. Prince George's Community College

    301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland 20774-2199

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  5. Towson University

    8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

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  6. Stevenson University

    1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, Maryland 21153-0641

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Maryland Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Maryland 520
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Maryland.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Maryland

220 170 320 420 520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maryland, forensic science is a growing field. 300 more forensic science professionals were working in Maryland in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 136% 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 Maryland

$90,620 $0 $58,280 $59,920 $58,850
$47,750 $50,212 $51,747 $52,671 $54,055
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maryland, as the number of forensic science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by forensic science professionals are decreasing. The mean salary for forensic science professionals in 2006 was $90,620 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,850 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Maryland

10th percentile
$36,610
25th percentile
$43,960
50th percentile
$53,270
75th percentile
$67,910
90th percentile
$91,630

Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries declined by 54% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Maryland state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 150% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Maryland

Computer Forensics
$69,625
Criminal Justice
$47,718
Criminology
$75,023
Forensic Accounting
$66,773
Forensic Nursing
$107,955
Forensic Psychology
$87,175
Forensic Science
$58,850

Forensic science professionals in Maryland earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total8

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited forensic science schools in Maryland is increasing. In Maryland, there were 37 graduates in 2006. And there were 44 graduates from forensic science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 19% percent increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Maryland. 38% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Maryland

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