Forensic Science Schools In Virginia

There are 5 accredited forensic science schools in Virginia for faculty who teach forensic science classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forensic science and forensic science training in Virginia, which includes forensic science training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Dabney S Lancaster Community College

    1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422-1000

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  2. Ferrum College

    215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000

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  3. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  4. New River Community College

    5251 College Drive, Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127

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  5. Virginia Commonwealth University

    910 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Virginia 350
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Virginia

190 410 430 430 350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, forensic science is a growing field. In Virginia, 160 more forensic science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has grown by 84% in four years. 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 Virginia

$54,730 $59,250 $64,320 $67,860 $69,860
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of forensic science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to forensic science professionals are increasing in Virginia. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $54,730 per year, and in 2010 they made $69,860 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Virginia

10th percentile
$36,850
25th percentile
$48,340
50th percentile
$65,030
75th percentile
$82,910
90th percentile
$100,910

This represents a 22% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forensic science professionals earning 174% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Virginia

Computer Forensics
$75,520
Criminal Justice
$52,204
Criminology
$64,220
Forensic Accounting
$71,593
Forensic Nursing
$87,255
Forensic Psychology
$80,330
Forensic Science
$69,860

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total6

As the number of forensic science professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited forensic science schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 58 forensic science graduates from forensic science courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 90 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 55%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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