Forensic Science Schools In Utah

There are 3 accredited forensic science schools in Utah 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 Utah, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:


  1. Southern Utah University

    351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, Utah 84720

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  2. Utah Valley University

    800 W University Parkway, Orem, Utah 84058-5999

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  3. Weber State University

    3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84408-1137

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Professional Trends

Utah Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Utah 120
National 12,390

Approximately 1% of the country's forensic science professionals work in Utah state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Utah

130 110 130 120 120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Utah, the field of forensic science is shrinking. 10 less forensic science professionals were working in Utah in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Utah, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. 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 Utah

$38,100 $38,150 $42,650 $46,090 $42,920
$40,990 $43,308 $44,832 $45,796 $46,619
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Utah, as the number of forensic science professionals is declining, the salaries earned by forensic science professionals are increasing. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $38,100 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,920 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Utah

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Utah state, within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid forensic science professionals earn 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Utah

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

In Utah, forensic science professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited forensic science schools in Utah is increasing. In 2006, 1 students graduated from forensic science courses in Utah. And in 2010, 16 students graduated.

Thus there was a 1500% percent increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Utah. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Utah

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