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Forensic Science Schools in Pennsylvania

There are 14 schools in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science programs. 216 students graduated with degrees from Pennsylvania forensic science schools in 2010. 102 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 100 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

214 students graduate from programs in this state in forensic science, on average, per year. This accounts for around 12% of forensic science students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 14 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 102 with a bachelor's level degree, and 100 with a master's level degree.

14 forensic science schools are located in Pennsylvania. And of these, while one school is public, 13 schools are private. Tuition at a public forensic science school is $15,250, while tuition at a private forensic science school varies from $15,140 to $34,536.

Average tuition for programs in forensic science is $26,218. The lowest tuition in Pennsylvania, which is $15,140 each year, is at the York College Pennsylvania, while the highest tuition for programs in forensic science, which is $34,536 each year, is at the University of Scranton.

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

Forensic Science Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

214 students graduate from programs in this state in forensic science, on average, per year. This accounts for around 12% of forensic science students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 14 students graduated with forensic science certificates, 102 with a bachelor's level degree, and 100 with a master's level degree.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 9
  • Certificate 2010: 14
  • Bachelor 2006: 36
  • Bachelor 2007: 53
  • Bachelor 2008: 98
  • Bachelor 2009: 95
  • Bachelor 2010: 102
  • Master 2006: 45
  • Master 2007: 104
  • Master 2008: 115
  • Master 2009: 96
  • Master 2010: 100

Forensic Science Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Schools in this state offer a total of 17 programs in forensic science. Of these programs, 52.9% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level.

Forensic Science Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 2
  • Bachelor: 9
  • Master: 6

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
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  • Median: 54050
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Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47720
  • Median Salary 2007: 49260
  • Median Salary 2008: 51050
  • Median Salary 2009: 52725
  • Median Salary 2010: 54050
  • Total Employed 2006: 550
  • Total Employed 2007: 540
  • Total Employed 2008: 530
  • Total Employed 2009: 520
  • Total Employed 2010: 510

Pennsylvania vs National Forensic Science Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Forensic Science Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 4.116% (510)

Forensic Science Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. The University of Scranton

800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

The University of Scranton offers one forensic science program and it is in the center of Scranton. 6,070 students seek degrees in 122 programs at this school, overall. Scranton is the third biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

2. Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
(610) 606-4666

Cedar Crest College, which is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Allentown, PA and it offers one forensic science program. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. This liberal arts college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

3. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 871-6770

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is near the heart of downtown and PCOM offers one forensic science program. 2,287 students seek degrees in 12 programs at this school, overall. PCOM is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in forensic science.

4. La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
(215) 951-1000

La Salle University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Philadelphia, PA and it offers one forensic science program. This liberal arts college is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. This school ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

5. Chestnut Hill College

9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693
(215) 248-7000

Chestnut Hill College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1924. CHC, which is near the center of the city, is in Philadelphia, PA. This school offers students two certificates, two associates level degrees, 38 bachelors level degrees, 13 masters level degrees, and one doctoral level degree. In 2010, 2,414 students pursued degrees from the 49 programs at CHC. Chestnut Hill offers subjects including marketing, early childhood education, and theology. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits CHC. CHC is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

6. The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2208
(717) 901-5152

The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a 4-year institution, founded in 2001. HU, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Harrisburg, PA. Students are offered six certificates, five bachelors level degrees, and one degree at the masters level by this very small school. In 2010, 373 students sought degrees from the eight programs at HU. It offers subjects such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, and technology. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits it. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania.

7. Seton Hill University

1 Seton Hill Dr
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 834-2200

Seton Hill University is in the suburbs of Greensburg, Pennsylvania and this school offers one forensic science program. Overall, 2,258 students seek degrees in 74 Seton Hill programs. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science programs.

8. Mercyhurst College

501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2000

Mercyhurst College, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Erie, PA and this school offers one program in forensic science. It is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

9. Drexel University

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2000

Drexel University, which is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Philadelphia, PA and it offers one program in forensic science. This large university is one of 9 institutions with a medical school in Pennsylvania. This university is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

10. Waynesburg University

51 W College St
Waynesburg, PA 15370-1257
(724) 627-8191

Waynesburg University offers one forensic science program. Overall, 2,516 students seek degrees in 37 WU programs. WU ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

11. Arcadia University

450 S Easton Rd
Glenside, PA 19038-3295
(215) 572-2900

Arcadia University is in the suburbs of Glenside, Pennsylvania and Arcadia offers one program in forensic science. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

12. Pennsylvania State University - Main

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

Pennsylvania State University-Main offers two forensic science programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in forensic science by Penn State and one master's level degree in forensic science. PSU, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in University Park, PA. Penn State is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, Penn State is the second largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

13. Alvernia University

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

Alvernia University, which is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Reading, PA and Alvernia offers one program in forensic science. Alvernia is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in forensic science.

14. Chatham University

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100

Chatham University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and it offers one program in forensic science. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science.

15. Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

Duquesne University offers three programs in forensic science. More specifically, this university offers one forensic science certificate to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in forensic science, and one master's level forensic science degree. This research university is located in the center of Pittsburgh. It is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania. DU is the largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering forensic science in terms of programs.

16. The York College Pennsylvania

441 Country Club Rd
York, PA 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

The York College Pennsylvania offers one forensic science program and York is in the suburbs of York, Pennsylvania. YCP is one of 43 liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. This school ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.