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Forensic Science Schools In Tennessee

Tennessee has 2 accredited forensic science schools where forensic science faculty who teach forensic science classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forensic science and forensic science training in Tennessee, which includes forensic science training at the following levels:


  1. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Tennessee 190
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Tennessee

180 160 170 160 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of forensic science is growing. 10 more forensic science professionals were working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% growth in the field. This growth 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 Tennessee

$44,290 $43,230 $44,270 $45,920 $44,530
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are growing in Tennessee. Forensic science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,290 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $44,530 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forensic science professionals earning 144% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Tennessee

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

Forensic science professionals in Tennessee earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of forensic science professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forensic science schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 1 forensic science graduates from forensic science courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 8 graduates.

This represents a 700% increase in the number of forensic science degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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