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Forensic Science Schools In Michigan

Michigan has 6 accredited forensic science schools where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forensic science in the state of Michigan, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:


  1. Mott Community College

    1401 E Court St, Flint, Michigan 48503

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lake Superior State University

    650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan 49783

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Madonna University

    36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Marygrove College

    8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599

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

    East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Olivet College

    320 South Main Street, Olivet, Michigan 49076

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Michigan 220
National 12,390

Approximately 2% of the country's forensic science professionals work in Michigan state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Michigan

410 380 300 180 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Michigan, forensic science is a shrinking field. There were 190 less forensic science professionals working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forensic science has shrunk by 46% in Michigan. This decline is faster than the national trend for forensic science professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of forensic science professionals working around the nation.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in Michigan

$47,350 $49,450 $51,090 $56,300 $63,440
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forensic science professionals is increasing in Michigan. The mean salary for forensic science professionals in 2006 was $47,350 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,440 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Michigan

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

This represents a growth in salaries of 25%. 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 123% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Michigan state.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Michigan

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

In Michigan, forensic science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of forensic science professionals is decreasing in Michigan state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited forensic science schools in Michigan state is decreasing. In Michigan, there were 17 graduates in 2006. And there were 12 graduates from forensic science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 29% percent decrease in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan. 67% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of forensic science faculty in Michigan, growth in the field of forensic science academia and forensic science faculty salaries in Michigan. If you are involved in teaching forensic science courses to students at the certificate in forensic science, bachelors degree in forensic science, and masters degree in forensic science levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of forensic science in Michigan. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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