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Forensic Science Schools in Florida

There are ten schools in the state of Florida offering forensic science programs. 221 students graduated with degrees from Florida forensic science schools in 2010. 99 of all these students graduated with certificates and 79 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 217 students graduate from programs in this state in forensic science every year. This accounts for approximately 11% of students who schools in the United States graduate from forensic science programs. Specifically, 99 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 79 with an associate's level degree, 34 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and nine with a degree at the master's level.

Ten forensic science schools are located in Florida. Out of these, while one school is private, nine schools are public. While public forensic science school tuition varies from $2,158 to $5,102, tuition at a private forensic science school is $23,218.

Average tuition for programs in forensic science is $5,775. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,158 each year, is at Palm Beach State College, while the highest tuition for forensic science programs, which is $23,218 each year, is at the University of Tampa.

Forensic science schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

On average, 217 students graduate from programs in this state in forensic science every year. This accounts for approximately 11% of students who schools in the United States graduate from forensic science programs. Specifically, 99 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 79 with an associate's level degree, 34 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and nine with a degree at the master's level.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 189
  • Certificate 2007: 139
  • Certificate 2008: 88
  • Certificate 2009: 90
  • Certificate 2010: 99
  • Associate 2006: 95
  • Associate 2007: 75
  • Associate 2008: 81
  • Associate 2009: 53
  • Associate 2010: 79
  • Bachelor 2006: 21
  • Bachelor 2007: 34
  • Bachelor 2008: 37
  • Bachelor 2009: 36
  • Bachelor 2010: 34
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 7
  • Master 2008: 7
  • Master 2009: 7
  • Master 2010: 9

Forensic Science Program Availability in Florida

Schools in Florida offer a total of 14 programs in forensic science. Of these programs, 35.7% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the masters level, and the bachelors level.

Forensic Science Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 4
  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 3

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28560
  • 25th Percentile: 35030
  • Median: 45180
  • 75th Percentile: 56780
  • 90th Percentile: 71030

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39470
  • Median Salary 2007: 40780
  • Median Salary 2008: 42890
  • Median Salary 2009: 42960
  • Median Salary 2010: 45180
  • Total Employed 2006: 1390
  • Total Employed 2007: 1330
  • Total Employed 2008: 1230
  • Total Employed 2009: 1340
  • Total Employed 2010: 1470

Florida vs National Forensic Science Employment

Florida vs National Forensic Science Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 11.864% (1470)

Forensic Science Schools in Florida

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1. Edison State College

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, FL 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

Edison State College is in the suburbs of Fort Myers, Florida and Edison offers one forensic science program. 16,951 students pursue degrees in 33 programs at ESC, overall. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science programs.

2. Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

Founded in 1948, Pensacola State College is a public 4-year institution. This school, which is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Pensacola, FL. Pensacola State offers subjects such as information technology and fire science. It offers students 35 certificates and 39 degrees at the associates level. 11,676 students sought degrees from the 63 programs at this large school in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this school. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

3. St Petersburg College

6021 142nd Ave
Largo, FL 33760
(727) 341-4772

St Petersburg College offers two programs in forensic science. Out of those, SPC offers students one certificate in forensic science and one forensic science degree at the associate's level. It is in the suburbs of Largo, Florida. It is a public 4-year institution. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science in terms of programs.

4. The University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

The University of Central Florida is located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. UCF offers two programs in forensic science. Out of those, this research university offers one bachelor's level forensic science degree to students and one master's level degree in forensic science. 56,106 students pursue degrees in 184 programs at UCF, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Florida.

5. Brevard Community College

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College is in the suburbs of Cocoa, Florida and it offers one program in forensic science. 18,096 students pursue degrees in 76 programs at this college, overall. This community college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science programs.

6. The University of Tampa

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
(813) 253-3333

The University of Tampa is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in forensic science. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in forensic science.

7. Gulf Coast Community College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Gulf Coast Community College offers one program in forensic science and GCSC, which is 4.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Panama City, FL. 7,207 students pursue degrees in 53 Gulf Coast Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the biggest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science.

8. Florida International University

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000

Florida International University is in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and FIU offers one forensic science program. This big university is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Florida.

9. Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College offers one program in forensic science and this college, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Tampa, FL. Overall, 27,955 students seek degrees in 81 Hillsborough Community College programs. This community college is the second biggest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science in terms of programs.

10. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Founded in 1960, Miami Dade College is a public 4-year institution. Miami Dade, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Miami, FL. It is the largest institution in the state of Florida. This public school offers 57 certificates, 60 degrees at the associates level, and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 61,674 students pursued degrees from the 98 programs at this school in 2010. MDC offers subjects such as paramedicine, drafting, and information technology. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Miami Dade is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

11. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Palm Beach State College offers two programs in forensic science. Of those, this school offers one certificate in forensic science to students and one associate's level forensic science degree. It is located in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida. Overall, 29,534 students pursue degrees in 110 Palm Beach State College programs. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science programs.

12. Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
(850) 201-6200

Tallahassee Community College is 3.4 miles from the heart of downtown and this college offers one forensic science program. 14,739 students seek degrees in 48 programs at this college, overall. This big college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering forensic science.