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Graduate Certificate in Criminology

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Graduate Certificates in Criminology

98 Yearly Graduations
$52,300 Median Salary
$18,750 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in criminology is offered at 8 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 23% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of criminology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminology Majors

In 2018-2019, 98 graduate certificates were awarded to criminology majors. This earns it the #102 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 8,478
Master’s Degree 795
Associate’s Degree 239
Basic Certificate 125
Graduate Certificate 98
Doctor’s Degree 48

Earnings of Criminology Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in criminology is $52,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $52,300 to a high of $52,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in criminology is $18,750. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $18,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,750.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $218.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in criminology. About 74.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 25
Women 73
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Criminology

The racial-ethnic distribution of criminology graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 65
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminology Graduate Certificate Students

There are 8 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in criminology. Learn more about the most popular 8 below:

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
46 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for criminology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their graduate certificate in criminology from U of U. About 83% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
30 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California University of Pennsylvania is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminology. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 graduate certificates were handed out to criminology majors at Cal U. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#3

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Joseph's University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,334 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to criminology majors at St. Joe's. Of these students, 100% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Boston comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in criminology. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

The criminology program at University of Massachusetts - Boston awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in criminology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

The criminology program at Missouri State University - Springfield awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 6th most popular school in the country for criminology majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Regis University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in criminology from Regis U.

#6

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

The criminology program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to criminology that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Geography & Cartography 827
International Relations & Security 326
Urban Studies 149
Political Science & Government 129
Economics 83

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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