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Private Investigator Schools in California

There are four California schools offering private investigator programs. In 2010, 739 students graduated from programs at California private investigator schools. 612 of all these students graduated with certificates and 104 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 463 students graduate from private investigator programs in California each year. This accounts for around 49% of private investigator students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 612 students graduated with certificates in private investigation, 23 with a degree at the associate's level, and 104 with a degree at the master's level.

Four private investigator schools are in California. And of these, while three schools are private, one school is public. Tuition at a public private investigator school is $4,810.

Average tuition for programs in private investigation is $4,810.

Private investigator schools in California offer certificates, associates degrees, and masters degrees.

Private Investigator Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 463 students graduate from private investigator programs in California each year. This accounts for around 49% of private investigator students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 612 students graduated with certificates in private investigation, 23 with a degree at the associate's level, and 104 with a degree at the master's level.

Private Investigator Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 7
  • Certificate 2009: 86
  • Certificate 2010: 612
  • Associate 2006: 18
  • Associate 2007: 21
  • Associate 2008: 24
  • Associate 2009: 21
  • Associate 2010: 23
  • Master 2006: 149
  • Master 2007: 122
  • Master 2008: 156
  • Master 2009: 81
  • Master 2010: 104

Private Investigator Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of five programs in private investigation. Of these programs, approximately 40% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Private Investigator Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 2
  • Master: 1

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

Private Detectives and Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Private Detectives and Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32280
  • 25th Percentile: 39970
  • Median: 56450
  • 75th Percentile: 66660
  • 90th Percentile: 77040

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

Private Detectives and Investigators — Employment Trend

Private Detectives and Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40910
  • Median Salary 2007: 50990
  • Median Salary 2008: 55810
  • Median Salary 2009: 54970
  • Median Salary 2010: 56450
  • Total Employed 2006: 3960
  • Total Employed 2007: 4800
  • Total Employed 2008: 5420
  • Total Employed 2009: 3910
  • Total Employed 2010: 3300

California vs National Private Investigator Employment

California vs National Private Investigator Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.538% (16020)

Private Investigator Schools in California

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1. The San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield

201 New Stine Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 834-0126

The San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield offers one program in private investigation and it is near the heart of downtown. 984 students seek degrees in 16 San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield programs, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering private investigation.

2. The Coast Career Institute

1354 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015-3040
(213) 747-6289

The Coast Career Institute, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one private investigator program. This school is one of 242 vocational schools in California. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering private investigator programs.

3. ICDC College

5422 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 482-6996

ICDC College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Los Angeles, CA. This school offers two private investigator programs. Out of those, it offers one private investigator certificate to students and one associate's level degree in private investigation. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering private investigator programs.

4. California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

California State University-Long Beach is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one private investigator program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.