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Forensic Science Schools In West Virginia

There are 5 accredited forensic science schools in West Virginia for faculty who teach forensic science classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the forensic science academic community in West Virginia, and the future trends in forensic science training at the following levels:


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Salem International University

    223 W Main St, Salem, West Virginia 26426

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. West Virginia University

    Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

West Virginia 40
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In West Virginia

50 No data No data No data 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forensic Science is a shrinking field in West Virginia. In 2010 there were 10 less forensic science professionals working in West Virginia than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 20% in four years. 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 West Virginia

$30,620 No data No data No data $37,610
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are growing in West Virginia. The mean salary for forensic science professionals in 2006 was $30,620 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,610 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, forensic science professionals' salaries grew by 19% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of West Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of forensic science. The pay differential between the highest paid forensic science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 120%

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in West Virginia

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

In West Virginia, forensic science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited forensic science schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006, 27 students graduated from forensic science courses in West Virginia. And in 2010, 85 students graduated.

Thus there was a 215% percent increase in the number of forensic science school degree or certificate graduates in West Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned a bachelor's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of forensic science faculty in West Virginia, growth in the field of forensic science academia and forensic science faculty salaries in West Virginia. If you are involved in teaching forensic science courses to students at the 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 West Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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