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Criminology Schools in California

There are eight schools in the state of California offering criminology programs. 791 students graduated from programs at California criminology schools in 2010. 736 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 50 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 810 students graduate from criminology programs in California per year. This accounts for 12% of criminology students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with criminology certificates, 736 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 50 with a degree at the master's level, and three with a degree at the doctorate level.

Eight criminology schools are located in California. Out of these, while four schools are public, four schools are private. While private criminology school tuition varies from $23,898 to $38,524, tuition at a public criminology school varies from $4,879 to $11,232.

Average tuition for programs in criminology is $17,981. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,879 per year, is at California State University-Fresno, while the highest tuition for criminology programs, which is $38,524 per year, is at Chapman University.

California criminology schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Criminology Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 810 students graduate from criminology programs in California per year. This accounts for 12% of criminology students who US schools graduate. More specifically, two students graduated with criminology certificates, 736 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 50 with a degree at the master's level, and three with a degree at the doctorate level.

Criminology Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 3
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 6
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Bachelor 2006: 760
  • Bachelor 2007: 764
  • Bachelor 2008: 790
  • Bachelor 2009: 778
  • Bachelor 2010: 736
  • Master 2006: 75
  • Master 2007: 76
  • Master 2008: 37
  • Master 2009: 76
  • Master 2010: 50
  • Doctorate 2006: 4
  • Doctorate 2007: 3
  • Doctorate 2008: 2
  • Doctorate 2009: 7
  • Doctorate 2010: 3

Criminology Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 14 criminology programs. Of these programs, about 57.1% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the doctoral level.

Criminology Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 8
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

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

Sociologists — Salary by Percentile

Sociologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52440
  • 25th Percentile: 63910
  • Median: 74750
  • 75th Percentile: 93990
  • 90th Percentile: 124540

Career Trends

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — 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

Sociologists — Employment Trend

Sociologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60780
  • Median Salary 2007: 63290
  • Median Salary 2008: 67855
  • Median Salary 2009: 72420
  • Median Salary 2010: 74750
  • Total Employed 2006: 530
  • Total Employed 2007: 780
  • Total Employed 2008: 900
  • Total Employed 2009: 1200
  • Total Employed 2010: 1040

California vs National Criminology Employment

California vs National Criminology Employment

  • Employed in California: 12.033% (13760)

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1. California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

California State University-Fresno is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown. Fresno State University offers two criminology programs. More specifically, this university offers students one criminology degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in criminology. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the second largest institution in the state of California offering criminology in terms of programs.

2. The University of La Verne

1950 Third St
La Verne, CA 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511x4900

The University of La Verne offers one criminology program and it is located in the suburbs of La Verne, California. This school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering criminology in terms of programs.

3. California State University - San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
(760) 750-4000

California State University-San Marcos offers one program in criminology and CSUSM, which is very close to San Marcos, California, is in a rural area. 9,722 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at CSUSM, overall. CSUSM is the third largest institution in the state of California offering criminology.

4. Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Holy Names University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA and it offers one program in criminology. 1,164 students pursue degrees in 61 Holy Names University programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering criminology.

5. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University is in the center of Orange and Chapman offers one criminology program. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering criminology.

6. The University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
(949) 824-5011

The University of California-Irvine is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown. Irvine offers three programs in criminology. Out of those, students are offered one criminology degree at the bachelor's level by UCI, one criminology degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level criminology degree. Overall, 26,994 students seek degrees in 187 programs at UC Irvine. UCI is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in criminology.

7. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Fresno Pacific University offers one program in criminology and this school is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a 4-year institution. Fresno Pacific is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering criminology.

8. San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
(619) 594-5200

San Diego State University offers one program in criminology and San Diego State is 6.4 miles from the heart of downtown. This big university is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering criminology programs.