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Criminology Schools In Virginia

There are 4 accredited criminology schools in Virginia for faculty who teach criminology classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminology academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in criminology training at the criminology bachelors degree level.


  1. Lynchburg College

    1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113

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  2. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  3. Old Dominion University

    5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23529

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  4. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

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Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Criminology Employment

Virginia 6,320
National 204,250

Approximately 3% of the country's criminology professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Criminology professionals In Virginia

6,370 7,180 7,090 6,590 6,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminology professionals is shrinking in Virginia. 50 less criminology professionals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has shrunk by 1% in four years. This decline is slower 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 Virginia

$65,283 $65,233 $68,207 $59,620 $64,220
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Virginia, as the number of criminology professionals is declining, the salaries earned by criminology professionals are decreasing. Criminology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,283 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $64,220 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Criminology professionals in Virginia

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This represents a decline in salaries of 2%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of criminology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid criminology professionals earning 165% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Criminology professionals and related professions in Virginia

Criminal Justice
Mental Health

Criminology professionals in Virginia earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of criminology professionals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited criminology schools in Virginia state is increasing. In 2006, 202 students graduated from criminology courses in Virginia. And in 2010, 231 students graduated.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of criminology degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in criminology.

Criminology Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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