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Criminology Schools in California

1,327 Criminology students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Criminology major is the 98th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminology Majors in California

Criminology majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,241
Master’s Degree 83
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In California, a criminology major is more popular with women than with men.

Criminology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of criminology majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 59.3%
  • White: 16.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.0%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Criminology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminology Grads in California

67,370 people in the state and 465,550 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminology.

Criminology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Criminology Jobs in California

In this state, criminology grads earn an average of $98,560. Nationwide, they make an average of $90,290.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in California that offer criminology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

431 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,032 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,604. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,100 a year.

419 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
25,137 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. In their early career, Fresno State grads earn an average salary of $32,400. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 54% are considered full time.

233 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,972 Total Students

82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.96 years.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
8,064 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 36%. The average student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree at ULV.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
7,972 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.40% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,897. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,383 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,220. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,292 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 91%. 98% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,706.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,303 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,700 after graduation. 60% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending SDSU will pay a net price of $15,287.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
2,965 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $51,900 a year. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at MSMU.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
960 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate.

Criminology Careers in CA

Some of the careers criminology majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Managers 11% $129,300
Sociologists 0% $97,200

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to criminology.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Sociology 13,306
General Social Sciences 9,778
Economics 8,743
Political Science & Government 7,622
Anthropology 2,805
International Relations & Security 1,657
Geography & Cartography 1,212
Other Social Sciences 454

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