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Forensic Science in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Forensic Science Programs in Nebraska

Around 0.1% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from forensic science degree programs every year. Thus, Nebraska's 2 forensic science schools put out approximately 35 forensic science technicians each year.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a forensic science program. It is located in Lincoln. In 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduated 7 students from its forensic science program. Students at University of Nebraska-Lincoln paid $7,224 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska with a forensic science program is Nebraska Wesleyan University, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. In 2010, 31 students graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University forensic science program. The tuition rate at Nebraska Wesleyan University was $23,474 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Nebraska's forensic science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,349 per year, though tuition can range from $23,474 per year to $7,224 per year. The Nebraska forensic science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year
  2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln - located in Lincoln, students are charged $7,224 per year

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

  1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln - located in Lincoln, students are charged $7,224 per year
  2. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

A forensic science degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

A large number of Nebraska forensic science graduates become forensic science technicians. If you decide to work as a forensic science technician in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 80 Nebraska forensic science technicians as of 2010. The Nebraska counties with the largest populations of forensic science technicians are:

  1. Harrison County - 40 forensic science technicians

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 150 forensic science technicians will be working in Nebraska state. This would require the number of forensic science technicians to grow by 16%.


A forensic science technician in Nebraska makes an average of $0 per year. On average a forensic science technician earns the most in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Harrison County - $48,400 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Science in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Science in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Forensic Science Technicians 80 n/a -11.1%

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