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Forensic Science Schools In Missouri

In Missouri, there are 2 accredited schools where forensic science classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Missouri's forensic science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forensic science includes forensic science training at the forensic science bachelors degree level.


  1. University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Columbia College in Columbia on Rogers

    1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, Missouri 65216

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Missouri 330
National 12,390

Approximately 3% of the country's forensic science professionals work in Missouri state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Missouri

190 210 270 280 330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, the field of forensic science is growing. In Missouri, 140 more forensic science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 74% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for forensic science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 1% between 2006 and 2010.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in Missouri

$45,060 $46,010 $46,970 $45,210 $46,240
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
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 Missouri. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $45,060 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Missouri

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Thus, there was a 3% growth in forensic science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 141% 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 Missouri.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Missouri

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

In Missouri, 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 Missouri


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forensic science schools in Missouri is decreasing. In 2006, 26 students graduated from forensic science courses in Missouri. And in 2010, 21 students graduated.

Thus there was a 19% percent decrease in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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