Criminal Justice Schools
In San Diego, California

Criminal Justice faculty can choose to work at one of 7 criminal justice schools in San Diego. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in criminal justice in the city of San Diego, which encompasses criminal justice training at the following levels:

  • Criminal Justice Certificate
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice
  • Masters degree in Criminal Justice


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Criminal Justice Employment

San Diego 15,090
California 223,680

Exactly 14,790 of the 219,640 criminal justice professionals employed in California, work in San Diego. The number of criminal justice professionals in San Diego has shrunk by 26% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for criminal justice professionals in San Diego has decreased, overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Criminal Justice employment growth

215,760 223,050 228,920 229,120 219,640
19,970 20,420 18,580 15,340 14,790
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$45,115 $45,740 $47,052 $45,442 $51,680
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for criminal justice professionals in San Diego have increased. San Diego criminal justice professionals made $51,680 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, criminal justice professionals in San Diego made an average salary of $45,115 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Diego.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in San Diego

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Criminal justice professionals make a median salary of $53,823 per year in San Diego. The 10% of criminal justice professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,623 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $70,477 per year.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in San Diego

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science

Criminal justice professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice schools in San Diego


There are 7 accredited criminal justice schools in the city. Many of San Diego's criminal justice professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's criminal justice schools offer 11 criminal justice degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In San Diego


In 2010 approximately 468 students graduated from criminal justice courses.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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