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Criminology Schools

There are 129 accredited criminology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of criminology classes at one of these schools, you play a necessary role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in criminology academia which includes criminology training at the following levels:

  • Criminology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Criminology
  • Bachelors degree in Criminology
  • Masters degree in Criminology
  • PhD degree in Criminology


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Criminology professionals

193,200 201,120 206,000 207,720 204,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

204,250 criminology professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. This number has grown by 6% over the course of the past 4 years.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Criminology professionals

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Nationally, the median yearly salary earned by criminology professionals was $62,793 in 2010. The median yearly salary for criminology professionals in the US was 0% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Criminology

$53,683 $55,193 $58,463 $59,420 $62,793
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for criminology professionals have grown by 17%.

Educational Trends

National Criminology Student enrollment growth by degree

24 28 32 29 30
5,626 5,483 5,428 5,402 5,592
25 24 27 40 32
431 470 393 449 532
132 118 132 90 113
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Criminology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Criminology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Criminology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Criminology
  • Grey: Certificate in Criminology

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for criminology professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In 2006, 6,238 students graduated from criminology degree programs in the US. In 2010, 6,299 students graduated from criminology schools.

This represents a 1% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from criminology courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Criminology Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering criminology programs has also increased. There were 98 criminology schools across the country in 2006. And there were 129 schools in 2010.

Criminology Faculty Salaries

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