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Crime Scene Investigation in Missouri

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Schools Offering Crime Scene Investigation Programs in Missouri

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Missouri receive crime scene investigation degrees every year. That means an estimated 21 crime scene investigators graduate from Missouri's 2 crime scene investigation schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri that has a crime scene investigation program is University of Central Missouri. University of Central Missouri, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Warrensburg. In 2010, 2 students graduated from University of Central Missouri's crime scene investigation program. Students at University of Central Missouri paid $6,585 per year in tuition fees.

Columbia College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a crime scene investigation program. It is located in Columbia. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Columbia College crime scene investigation program. Students at Columbia College paid $7,016 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Missouri's crime scene investigation schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,801 per year, though tuition can range from $7,016 per year to $6,585 per year. In 2010, the crime scene investigation schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Columbia College - located in Columbia, students are charged $7,016 per year
  2. University of Central Missouri - located in Warrensburg, students are charged $6,585 per year

The following Missouri crime scene investigation schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. University of Central Missouri - located in Warrensburg, students are charged $6,585 per year
  2. Columbia College - located in Columbia, students are charged $7,016 per year

A crime scene investigation degree from a Missouri school... what next?

Most people who graduate from crime scene investigation school in Missouri go on to work as a crime scene investigator. If you decide to work as a crime scene investigator in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,550 Missouri crime scene investigators as of 2010. The largest populations of Missouri crime scene investigators are working in the following counties:

  1. Franklin County - 770 crime scene investigators
  2. Bond County - 670 crime scene investigators
  3. Callaway County - 160 crime scene investigators

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,070 crime scene investigators will be working in Missouri state. This would require the number of crime scene investigators to grow by 10%.


A crime scene investigator in Missouri makes an average of $62,810 per year. But, salaries for crime scene investigators can vary. In 2010, crime scene investigators made as little as less than $25,620 per year or as much as more than $126,140 per year in Missouri. On average a crime scene investigator earns the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Christian County - $78,170 per year
  2. Bond County - $72,780 per year
  3. Franklin County - $69,180 per year

The Missouri counties with the lowest average salary for crime scene investigators are:

  1. Barry County - $33,140 per year
  2. Adair County - $38,580 per year
  3. Butler County - $39,300 per year

More Information

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

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,550 $62,810 5.4%
Forensic Science Technicians 330 $46,240 73.7%

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