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Criminology at Saint Joseph's University

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Criminology at Saint Joseph’s University

Every criminology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the criminology program at Saint Joseph's University stacks up to those at other schools.

St. Joe's is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 6,779. In 2021, 28 criminology majors received their bachelor's degree from St. Joe's.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Criminology section at the bottom of this page.

St. Joe’s Criminology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology
  • Master’s Degree in Criminology

Online Classes Are Available at St. Joe's

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, St. Joe's does offer online courses in criminology for the following degree levels:

St. Joe’s Criminology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks criminology programs across the country. The following shows how St. Joe's performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The criminology major at St. Joe's is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Criminology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Criminology Master’s Degree Schools 1
Most Focused Criminology Master’s Degree Schools 3
Best Value Criminology Schools 27
Best Value Criminology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 119

In 2021, 100 students received their master’s degree in criminology from St. Joe’s. This makes it the #1 most popular school for criminology master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of St. Joe's Criminology Graduates

The median salary of criminology students who receive their bachelor's degree at St. Joe's is $27,755. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $33,551 for all criminology students.


Criminology Student Demographics at St. Joe's

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the criminology majors at Saint Joseph’s University.

St. Joe’s Criminology Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 28 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Criminology from St. Joe's in 2020-2021, 46% were men and 54% were women. The typical criminology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 37% men. So male students are more repesented at St. Joe's since its program graduates 10% more men than average.


About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in criminology at St. Joe's are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a bachelor's in criminology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 17
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

St. Joe’s Criminology Master’s Program

68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 100 students graduated with a master's degree in criminology from St. Joe's. About 32% were men and 68% were women.


Of the students who received a criminology master's degree from St. Joe's, 53% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a master's in criminology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 53
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

St. Joe's also has a doctoral program available in criminology. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Criminology Grads May Go Into

A degree in criminology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Saint Joseph's University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Sociologists 60 $121,470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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