Forensic Science Schools In Texas

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


Schools

  1. Amarillo College

    2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79109

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Baylor University

    500 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76798

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Grayson County College

    6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020-8299

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Saint Edward's University

    3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Sam Houston State University

    1806 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Texas A & M University

    College Station, Texas 77843-1244

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Texas 1,030
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals that work in the US, approximately 10% work in Texas state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Texas

1,190 1,240 1,250 1,250 1,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forensic science professionals is shrinking in Texas. In 2010 there were 160 less forensic science professionals working in Texas than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forensic science has shrunk by 13% in Texas. This decline 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 Texas

$39,800 $41,190 $42,300 $46,490 $45,510
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are growing in Texas. Forensic science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $39,800 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $45,510 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$29,130
25th percentile
$34,800
50th percentile
$43,670
75th percentile
$54,390
90th percentile
$64,760

Thus, there was a 13% growth in forensic science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 122% 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 Texas.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Texas

Computer Forensics
$57,405
Criminal Justice
$45,659
Criminology
$57,163
Forensic Accounting
$58,530
Forensic Nursing
$77,125
Forensic Psychology
$73,485
Forensic Science
$45,510

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
3
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited forensic science schools in Texas is decreasing. In 2006 there were 83 forensic science graduates from forensic science courses in Texas and in 2010 there were 69 graduates.

This represents a 17% decrease in the number of forensic science degree or certificate school graduates in Texas state. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Texas

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