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Forensic Science Schools in Virginia

There are five Virginia schools offering forensic science programs. 91 students graduated with degrees from Virginia forensic science schools in 2010. 62 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 20 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

84 students graduate from programs in Virginia in forensic science, on average, each year. This accounts for 4% of forensic science students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, seven students graduated with forensic science certificates, two with an associate's level degree, 62 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 20 with a master's level degree.

Five forensic science schools are located in this state. And out of these, while three schools are public, two schools are private. Private forensic science school tuition varies from $23,426 to $24,945, while public forensic science school tuitions are $8,817.

Average tuition for forensic science programs is $15,899. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $8,817 per year, is at Virginia Commonwealth University, while the highest tuition for forensic science programs, which is $24,945 each year, is at Ferrum College.

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

Forensic Science Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

84 students graduate from programs in Virginia in forensic science, on average, each year. This accounts for 4% of forensic science students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, seven students graduated with forensic science certificates, two with an associate's level degree, 62 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 20 with a master's level degree.

Forensic Science Program Completions in Virginia 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 6
  • Certificate 2009: 2
  • Certificate 2010: 7
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 1
  • Associate 2009: 3
  • Associate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 45
  • Bachelor 2007: 42
  • Bachelor 2008: 49
  • Bachelor 2009: 73
  • Bachelor 2010: 62
  • Master 2006: 13
  • Master 2007: 16
  • Master 2008: 22
  • Master 2009: 21
  • Master 2010: 20

Forensic Science Program Availability in Virginia

Virginia schools offer a total of seven forensic science programs. Of these programs, around 42.9% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the associates level.

Forensic Science Program Availability in Virginia

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

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36850
  • 25th Percentile: 48340
  • Median: 65030
  • 75th Percentile: 82910
  • 90th Percentile: 100910

Career Trends

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 51140
  • Median Salary 2007: 60030
  • Median Salary 2008: 62290
  • Median Salary 2009: 63740
  • Median Salary 2010: 65030
  • Total Employed 2006: 190
  • Total Employed 2007: 410
  • Total Employed 2008: 430
  • Total Employed 2009: 430
  • Total Employed 2010: 350

Virginia vs National Forensic Science Employment

Virginia vs National Forensic Science Employment

  • Employed in Virginia: 2.825% (350)

Forensic Science Schools in Virginia

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1. Ferrum College

215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
(540) 365-2121

Ferrum College, which is very close to Ferrum, Virginia, is located in a rural area and this school offers one program in forensic science. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering programs in forensic science.

2. New River Community College

5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084-1127
(540) 674-3600

New River Community College, which is very close to Dublin, Virginia, is located in a rural area and it offers one program in forensic science. Overall, 5,178 students pursue degrees in 27 programs at this college. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Virginia offering forensic science.

3. Virginia Commonwealth University

910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23284-2512
(804) 828-0100

Virginia Commonwealth University, which is near the center of the city, is in Richmond, VA. This university offers two forensic science programs. Specifically, students are offered one forensic science degree at the bachelor's level by it and one forensic science degree at the master's level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Virginia offering forensic science.

4. Dabney S Lancaster Community College

1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1000
(540) 863-2815

Dabney S Lancaster Community College, which is very close to Clifton Forge, Virginia, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in forensic science. This college is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia. This small college is the second largest institution in the state of Virginia offering forensic science.

5. Marymount University

2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207-4299
(703) 522-5600

Marymount University offers two programs in forensic science. More specifically, students are offered one forensic science certificate by MU and one bachelor's level forensic science degree. Marymount, which is near the center of the city, is in Arlington, VA. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Virginia offering forensic science programs.