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Forensic Science Schools in Illinois

There are seven Illinois schools offering forensic science programs. In 2010, 71 students graduated from programs at Illinois forensic science schools. 26 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 21 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

66 students graduate from programs in Illinois in forensic science, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of forensic science students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 14 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 21 with a degree at the associate's level, 26 with a bachelor's level degree, and ten with a master's level degree.

Seven forensic science schools are in this midwestern state. And of these, five schools are public, while two schools are private. Tuition at a public forensic science school is $12,053, while tuition at a private forensic science school varies from $23,780 to $32,114.

Average tuition for programs in forensic science is $23,035. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $12,053 per year, is at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the highest tuition for programs in forensic science, which is $32,114 each year, is at Loyola University-Chicago.

Illinois schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in forensic science.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

66 students graduate from programs in Illinois in forensic science, on average, each year. This accounts for 3% of forensic science students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 14 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 21 with a degree at the associate's level, 26 with a bachelor's level degree, and ten with a master's level degree.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 10
  • Certificate 2007: 6
  • Certificate 2008: 7
  • Certificate 2009: 8
  • Certificate 2010: 14
  • Associate 2006: 19
  • Associate 2007: 16
  • Associate 2008: 23
  • Associate 2009: 14
  • Associate 2010: 21
  • Bachelor 2006: 9
  • Bachelor 2007: 16
  • Bachelor 2008: 21
  • Bachelor 2009: 28
  • Bachelor 2010: 26
  • Master 2006: 11
  • Master 2007: 12
  • Master 2008: 10
  • Master 2009: 20
  • Master 2010: 10

Forensic Science Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of eight forensic science programs. Of these programs, approximately 37.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Forensic Science Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 3
  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 1

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 46950
  • 25th Percentile: 55840
  • Median: 72350
  • 75th Percentile: 89220
  • 90th Percentile: 105980

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54160
  • Median Salary 2007: 56130
  • Median Salary 2008: 62950
  • Median Salary 2009: 64260
  • Median Salary 2010: 72350
  • Total Employed 2006: 910
  • Total Employed 2007: 810
  • Total Employed 2008: 700
  • Total Employed 2009: 690
  • Total Employed 2010: 580

Illinois vs National Forensic Science Employment

Illinois vs National Forensic Science Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.681% (580)

Forensic Science Schools in Illinois

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1. Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

Shawnee Community College is located in Ullin, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in forensic science. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering forensic science.

2. Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

Illinois Valley Community College offers one program in forensic science and it is in Oglesby, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in forensic science.

3. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago is 8.4 miles from the center of the city and it offers one forensic science program. 15,951 students pursue degrees in 224 programs at this research university, overall. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks first in the state of Illinois.

4. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University offers one program in forensic science and this school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural area. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in forensic science.

5. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College offers one program in forensic science and this school is in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. Overall, 16,060 students pursue degrees in 94 programs at this school. It is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering forensic science in terms of programs.

6. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College is in East Peoria, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in forensic science. Out of those, this college offers students one forensic science certificate and one associate's level degree in forensic science. Overall, 13,078 students seek degrees in 99 Illinois Central College programs. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in forensic science.

7. The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-7000

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers one program in forensic science and it is near the heart of downtown. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. UIC is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering forensic science programs.