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Criminology Schools In Georgia

In Georgia, there are 3 accredited schools where criminology classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of criminology and criminology training in Georgia, which includes criminology training at the following levels:


  1. Mercer University

    1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207

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  2. Paine College

    1235 15th St, Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182

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  3. University of West Georgia

    1601 Maple St, Carrollton, Georgia 30118-0001

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Professional Trends

Georgia Vs. National Criminology Employment

Georgia 8,400
National 204,250

Of all of the criminology professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Georgia state.

Employment Growth for Criminology professionals In Georgia

7,980 8,070 8,310 8,660 8,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminology professionals is growing in Georgia. In Georgia, 420 more criminology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Georgia, this field has grown by 5% in four years. This growth is slower than the change in the number of criminology professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of criminology professionals has grown by 6% from 2006 to 2010.

Criminology VS. All Professions salaries in Georgia

$43,885 $43,900 $44,805 $44,955 $50,890
$42,452 $44,373 $45,309 $46,939 $48,171
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Georgia, as the number of criminology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by criminology professionals are increasing. The mean salary for criminology professionals in 2006 was $43,885 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $50,890 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminology professionals in Georgia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 14% growth in criminology professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 239% 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 Georgia.

Average Salaries for Criminology professionals and related professions in Georgia

Criminal Justice
Mental Health

In Georgia, criminology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited criminology schools in Georgia is increasing. In Georgia, there were 42 graduates in 2006. And there were 53 graduates from criminology courses in 2010.

This represents a 26% increase in the number of criminology degree or certificate school graduates in Georgia state. 75% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in criminology.

Criminology Faculty Salaries in Georgia

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