Forensic Science in Arizona

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Schools Offering Forensic Science Programs in Arizona


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in forensic science. In other words, every year an estimated 196 forensic science technicians graduate from Arizona's 7 forensic science schools.

Top Schools

Grand Canyon University, which is located in Phoenix, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a forensic science program. It received a ranking of 74th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in forensic science from Grand Canyon University in 2010. Tuition at Grand Canyon University was $16,500 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a forensic science program is Pima Community College. Pima Community College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Tucson. 5 students graduated with degree in forensic science from Pima Community College in 2010. Pima Community College charged in-state students $1,412 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a forensic science program is Mesa Community College, which is located in Mesa. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, 22 students graduated from Mesa Community College forensic science program. Students at Mesa Community College paid $1,734 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's forensic science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,841 per year, though tuition can range from $16,500 per year to $1,412 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona forensic science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. Coconino County Community College - located in Flagstaff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year

The forensic science schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Mesa Community College - located in Mesa, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Phoenix College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year

A forensic science degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from forensic science school in Arizona go on to work as a forensic science technician. In 2010, there were 680 forensic science technicians working in Arizona. The following counties have the largest number of Arizona forensic science technicians:

  1. Maricopa County - 510 forensic science technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic science technicians in Arizona will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 740 forensic science technicians working in Arizona.

Salary

A forensic science technician in Arizona makes an average of $54,580 per year. However, this number is only an average. forensic science technicians in Arizona had varying salaries from $35,820 to $87,380 per year in 2010. On average a forensic science technician earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $55,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in forensic science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as crime scene investigation or forensic psychology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Forensic Science in Arizona
  • Certificate in Forensic Science in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
 

Curious what studying Forensic Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Forensic Science Technicians + 680 $54,580 4.6%
 

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