Forensic Science Schools In North Carolina

There are 13 accredited forensic science schools in North Carolina 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 North Carolina, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:

  • Forensic Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Forensic Science
  • Bachelors degree in Forensic Science


Schools

  1. Catawba Valley Community College

    2550 Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602-0699

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  2. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  3. Fayetteville State University

    1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298

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  4. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  5. Gaston College

    201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, North Carolina 28034

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  6. Nash Community College

    522 N. Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804

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  7. Piedmont Community College

    1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

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  8. Saint Augustines College

    1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610-2298

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  9. St Andrews Presbyterian College

    1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352

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  10. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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  11. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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  12. Wayne Community College

    3000 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27533-8002

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  13. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

North Carolina 440
National 12,390

Approximately 4% of the country's forensic science professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In North Carolina

420 530 520 380 440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forensic science professionals is growing in North Carolina. In North Carolina, 20 more forensic science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% 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 North Carolina

$36,050 $37,690 $39,810 $44,030 $43,900
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
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In North Carolina, as the number of forensic science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by forensic science professionals are increasing. The mean salary for forensic science professionals in 2006 was $36,050 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $43,900 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$32,260
25th percentile
$35,190
50th percentile
$41,380
75th percentile
$50,060
90th percentile
$61,310

Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries grew by 18% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In North Carolina state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 90% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Forensics
$57,575
Criminal Justice
$40,959
Criminology
$51,090
Forensic Accounting
$58,757
Forensic Nursing
$79,905
Forensic Psychology
$75,055
Forensic Science
$43,900

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

associate
9
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
3
Total16

The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited forensic science schools in North Carolina is increasing. In 2006 there were 23 forensic science graduates from forensic science courses in North Carolina and in 2010 there were 67 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 191%. 56% of these graduates received an associate's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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