Forensic Science Schools In South Carolina

In South Carolina, there is only one accredited school where forensic science classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the forensic science academic community in South Carolina, and the future trends in forensic science training at the forensic science bachelors degree level.


  1. Southern Wesleyan University

    907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, South Carolina 29630-1020

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Carolina Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

South Carolina 130
National 12,390

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

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In South Carolina

80 60 60 130 130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Carolina, forensic science is a growing field. 50 more forensic science professionals were working in South Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Carolina, this field has grown by 63% in four years. This is faster than the trend for forensic science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in South Carolina

$46,050 $39,060 $39,440 $40,600 $41,700
$39,422 $41,728 $43,045 $43,558 $44,811
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are declining in South Carolina. Forensic science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,050 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,700 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in South Carolina

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Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries declined by 10% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In South Carolina state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 167% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

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

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

In South 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 South Carolina


As the number of forensic science professionals is increasing in South Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited forensic science school in South Carolina state is also increasing.

This represents a 100% increase in the number of forensic science degree or certificate school graduates in South Carolina state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in South Carolina

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