Forensic Science in Washington State

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Schools Offering Forensic Science Programs in Washington State


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in forensic science. That means an estimated 13 forensic science technicians graduate from Washington State's 3 forensic science schools each year.

Top Schools

Seattle University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic science program. It is located in Seattle. In 2010, Seattle University graduated no students from its forensic science program. Seattle University charged in-state students $30,825 in tuition fees per year.

Green River Community College, which was ranked 84th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic science program. It is located in Auburn. 8 students graduated with degree in forensic science from Green River Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Green River Community College was $3,228 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic science program is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Lakewood. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom forensic science program. The tuition rate at Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom was $3,273 per year.

Cost

Forensic science schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $12,442 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,825 per year, or as little as $3,228 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State forensic science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  2. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - located in Lakewood, students are charged $3,273 per year
  3. Green River Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,228 per year

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

  1. Green River Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,228 per year
  2. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - located in Lakewood, students are charged $3,273 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

A forensic science degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The highest percentage of forensic science graduates in Washington State pursue careers as a forensic science technician. If you decide to work as a forensic science technician in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 140 Washington State forensic science technicians as of 2010. The largest populations of Washington State forensic science technicians are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 70 forensic science technicians

Salary

A forensic science technician in Washington State makes an average of $54,880 per year. However, Washington State forensic science technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $42,630 per year to more than $72,270 per year in 2010. A forensic science technician in the following Washington State counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $55,770 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in forensic science. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Washington State
  • Certificate in Forensic Science in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
 

Curious what studying Forensic Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Forensic Science Technicians + 140 $54,880 -54.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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