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Criminology Schools In California

California has 9 accredited criminology schools where criminology faculty who teach criminology classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminology academic community in California, and the future trends in criminology training at the following levels:


  1. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. California State University-San Marcos

    333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

California Vs. National Criminology Employment

California 26,690
National 204,250

Approximately 13% of the country's criminology professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Criminology professionals In California

23,190 25,370 26,180 26,940 26,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, criminology is a growing field. In California, 3,500 more criminology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of criminology professionals has grown by 15%. This growth is faster than the national trend for criminology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of criminology professionals working around the nation.

Criminology VS. All Professions salaries in California

$69,030 $71,087 $50,173 $78,753 $83,243
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of criminology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by criminology professionals are increasing. Criminology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $69,030 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $83,243 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Criminology professionals in California

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This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 114% pay differential between the highest paid criminology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of criminology in California.

Average Salaries for Criminology professionals and related professions in California

Criminal Justice
Mental Health

In California, criminology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Criminology programs available for each degree type for all schools in California


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited criminology schools in California is decreasing. In 2006, 832 students graduated from criminology courses in California. And in 2010, 781 students graduated.

This represents a 6% decrease in the number of criminology degree or certificate school graduates in California state. 57% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in criminology.

Criminology Faculty Salaries in California

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