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Forensic Accounting Schools

There are 5 accredited forensic accounting schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of forensic accounting classes at one of these schools, you play a central role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forensic accounting, which encompasses forensic accounting training at the following levels:

  • Forensic Accounting Certificate
  • Associates degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Bachelors degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Masters degree in Forensic Accounting


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Forensic accounting professionals

1,226,060 1,263,610 1,290,680 1,273,570 1,239,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 1,239,520 forensic accounting professionals were working in the US. The number of forensic accounting professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers. This trend is expected to contine until the year 2018.

National Salary percentiles for Forensic accounting professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by forensic accounting professionals around the nation, was $58,080 per year. This is 7% less than the national median salary for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Forensic Accounting

$51,213 $53,373 $55,480 $56,723 $58,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 13% growth in forensic accounting professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Forensic Accounting Student enrollment growth by degree

21 22 44 35 44
712 975 746 360 361
0 0 0 0 0
616 714 900 880 1,157
246 112 105 94 131
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Forensic Accounting
  • Grey: Certificate in Forensic Accounting

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for forensic accounting professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In the US, 1,595 students graduated from forensic accounting degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 1,693 students graduated from forensic accounting schools.

This represents a 6% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from forensic accounting courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Forensic Accounting Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering forensic accounting programs has decreased. There were 66 forensic accounting schools across the country in 2006. And there were 117 schools in 2010.

Forensic Accounting Faculty Salaries

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