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Crime Scene Investigation Schools in California

There are 14 California schools offering crime scene investigation programs. In 2010, 300 students graduated with degrees from California crime scene investigation schools. 136 of all these students graduated with certificates and 113 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

289 students graduate from programs in California in crime scene investigation, on average, every year. This accounts for approximately 21% of students who schools in the United States graduate from crime scene investigation programs. Of those, 136 students graduated with certificates in crime scene investigation, 51 with an associate's level degree, and 113 with a master's level degree.

14 crime scene investigation schools are located in California. And of these, while 13 schools are public, one school is private. While tuition at a public crime scene investigation school varies from $4,848 to $11,958, tuition at a private crime scene investigation school is $11,088.

Average tuition for programs in crime scene investigation is $10,043. The lowest tuition in this western state, which is $4,848 every year, is at California State University-Los Angeles, while the highest tuition for crime scene investigation programs, which is $11,958 each year, is at the University of California-Davis.

California crime scene investigation schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and masters degrees.

Crime Scene Investigation Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

289 students graduate from programs in California in crime scene investigation, on average, every year. This accounts for approximately 21% of students who schools in the United States graduate from crime scene investigation programs. Of those, 136 students graduated with certificates in crime scene investigation, 51 with an associate's level degree, and 113 with a master's level degree.

Crime Scene Investigation Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 117
  • Certificate 2007: 136
  • Certificate 2008: 120
  • Certificate 2009: 118
  • Certificate 2010: 136
  • Associate 2006: 55
  • Associate 2007: 64
  • Associate 2008: 62
  • Associate 2009: 39
  • Associate 2010: 51
  • Master 2006: 95
  • Master 2007: 104
  • Master 2008: 97
  • Master 2009: 114
  • Master 2010: 113

Crime Scene Investigation Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 19 crime scene investigation programs. Of these programs, 57.9% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Crime Scene Investigation Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 11
  • Associate: 5
  • Master: 3

Career Trends

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — Salary by Percentile

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60710
  • 25th Percentile: 71770
  • Median: 86250
  • 75th Percentile: 109170
  • 90th Percentile: 129070

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Forensic Science Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42490
  • 25th Percentile: 51540
  • Median: 64770
  • 75th Percentile: 81100
  • 90th Percentile: 102620

Career Trends

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — Employment Trend

Criminal Investigators and Special Agents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73960
  • Median Salary 2007: 75660
  • Median Salary 2008: 78170
  • Median Salary 2009: 79180
  • Median Salary 2010: 86250
  • Total Employed 2006: 10870
  • Total Employed 2007: 11630
  • Total Employed 2008: 11880
  • Total Employed 2009: 12800
  • Total Employed 2010: 12720

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

Forensic Science Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58480
  • Median Salary 2007: 59980
  • Median Salary 2008: 63430
  • Median Salary 2009: 63980
  • Median Salary 2010: 64770
  • Total Employed 2006: 1570
  • Total Employed 2007: 1540
  • Total Employed 2008: 1460
  • Total Employed 2009: 1780
  • Total Employed 2010: 1710

California vs National Crime Scene Investigation Employment

California vs National Crime Scene Investigation Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.729% (14430)

Crime Scene Investigation Schools in California

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1. San Diego Miramar College

10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92126-2999
(619) 388-7800

San Diego Miramar College offers two crime scene investigation programs. Specifically, this college offers one crime scene investigation certificate to students and one associate's level crime scene investigation degree. 12,360 students pursue degrees in 83 San Diego Miramar College programs, overall.

2. Norco College

2001 Third St
Norco, CA 92860
(951) 372-7000

Norco College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1991. It is located in the suburbs of Norco, California. This college offers students 29 certificates and 24 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 10,540 students sought degrees from the 29 programs at this college. It offers subjects such as special education, technology, and computer programming. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

3. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College offers one program in crime scene investigation and it is in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation in terms of programs.

4. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-1000

Loma Linda University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1905. This school is in the suburbs of Loma Linda, California. This school offers students 42 certificates, five degrees at the associates level, 16 degrees at the bachelors level, 53 masters level degrees, and 29 degrees at the doctoral level. 4,266 students sought degrees from the 87 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects such as advanced nursing and biochemistry. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it. LLU is one of 11 institutions with a medical school in California.

5. Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA 92020-1799
(619) 644-7000

Grossmont College is in the suburbs of El Cajon, California. This college offers two crime scene investigation programs. Of those, it offers one crime scene investigation certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in crime scene investigation. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation.

6. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College is near the center of the city. This college offers two crime scene investigation programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in crime scene investigation and one degree at the associate's level in crime scene investigation. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation.

7. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco offers one program in crime scene investigation and it is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in crime scene investigation.

8. Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle St
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
(951) 571-6100

Moreno Valley College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Moreno Valley, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 29 certificates and 23 degrees at the associates level to students. 10,684 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as language, physician assisting, and emergency management. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

9. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1966. It is in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. This college offers students 57 certificates and 57 associates level degrees. 13,919 students pursued degrees from the 57 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as biology, public relations, and business. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

10. East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

East Los Angeles College, which is near the center of the city, is in Monterey Park, CA and it offers one program in crime scene investigation. 35,100 students seek degrees in 89 programs at this college, overall. This college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation programs.

11. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers one program in crime scene investigation and it is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a public 2-year institution. This college ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

12. National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

National University is in La Jolla, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and NU offers one program in crime scene investigation. NU ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

13. Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806-3195
(510) 235-7800

Contra Costa College is located in the suburbs of San Pablo, California and it offers one program in crime scene investigation. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in crime scene investigation.

14. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. It offers two programs in crime scene investigation. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in crime scene investigation by it and one associate's level crime scene investigation degree. 19,476 students pursue degrees in 200 programs at this college, overall. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks ninth in the state of California.

15. The University of California - Davis

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8678
(530) 752-1011

The University of California-Davis is located in the suburbs of Davis, California and it offers one crime scene investigation program. UCD is a public, 4-year, research institution. Davis is the oldest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation programs.

16. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in crime scene investigation. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of California offering crime scene investigation programs.

17. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. It offers two crime scene investigation programs. Out of those, students are offered one crime scene investigation certificate by this college and one associate's level degree in crime scene investigation. 26,231 students pursue degrees in 210 programs at this college, overall. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

18. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles offers one crime scene investigation program and this university is near the heart of downtown. 20,142 students seek degrees in 104 Cal State L.A. programs, overall. Cal State L.A. ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.