Forensic Science Schools In Mississippi

Mississippi has 2 accredited forensic science schools where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forensic science and forensic science training in Mississippi, which includes forensic science training at the following levels:


  1. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Southern Mississippi

    118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Mississippi 100
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Mississippi

70 80 90 No data 100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, forensic science is a growing field. In Mississippi, 30 more forensic science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forensic science has grown by 43% in Mississippi. This growth 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 Mississippi

$45,070 $45,370 $51,070 No data $51,410
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forensic science professionals is increasing in Mississippi. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $45,070 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,410 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Mississippi

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% 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 Mississippi.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Mississippi

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

Forensic science professionals in Mississippi earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forensic science schools in Mississippi is increasing. In 2006, 14 students graduated from forensic science courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 30 students graduated.

Thus there was a 114% percent increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. 33% of these graduates received an associate's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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