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2022 Best Colleges for Criminology

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8,478

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#60

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Popular

8,478

38% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

194

1% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

59

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

8,738

60

Criminology

8,478

61

Physics

8,457

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$35,228

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

130

Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering

$35,454

131

Criminology

$35,228

132

Sports Communication

$35,190

Salary

Average Salary

$34,090

12% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

215

Family and Consumer Economics

$34,090

216

Criminology

$34,090

217

Pre-Law Studies

$34,088

Professors

Very Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

65

Special Education and Teaching

66

Criminology

67

Real Estate

Students

Diverse

4.2/5

14.42% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

89

Anthropology

90

Criminology

91

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SUMMARY

A degree in Criminology is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a mandatory first step for scholars wishing to pursue a career as a criminal investigator, a detective, or an investigator. Interestingly, criminology is fairly common ranking as the 60th most popular degree. Last academic year alone, there were 8,478 criminology diplomas received. In-state tuition for criminology at private universities is, on average, 3.5 times more pricey than their public rivals.

There are 194 colleges which offer criminology. 194 universities is on par with other degrees offered in the United States. If you are looking to surround yourself with other criminology majors, look at universities in California which have the most undergraduates admitted to criminology annually. Zooming out, the best region to get a degree in criminology is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, University of South Florida-Main Campus, and Old Dominion University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in criminology is the Big Ten Conference with University of Maryland-College Park, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and Ohio State University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for criminology is University of Pennsylvania.

The objectively best school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There are lots more angels to consider when selecting ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect your thoughts of where to go to university. At authority.org, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which criminology college is home to the best college campus, the answer is University of Maryland-College Park. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school has the finest campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life and from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for criminology is University of Pennsylvania. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks just might shock you.

If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania is the most expensive school for criminology, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive schools that might put the price tag of University of Pennsylvania into perspective. You may also care to know that criminology is the 131st most expensive program in America, with an average expense of $35,200. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for criminology nationally is Oregon demonstrated with a cost of $45,344 at the main college in the state Pacific University. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for criminology is the Rocky Mountains region which is best demonstrated with University of Denver with a cost of $51,336, Regis University with a cost of $37,830, and University of Utah with a cost of $26,017.

Our cheapest region for criminology is the Southeast region which is represented by Arkansas State University-Main Campus with a cost of $13,500, University of Central Arkansas with a cost of $13,620, and University of Florida-Online with a cost of $15,000. In better news, the most affordable college for criminology is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Our full list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay about $10,000 for a degree in criminology. The price grows significantly to an average of $22,900 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the college representing the best value for criminology: University of Pennsylvania. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list for the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Bear in mind, this discussion is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for criminology students range widely, but two-years after finishing the degree students will typically make around $46,000. There is a lot of variation in salary; top earners can enjoy pay up to $78,100. Even right out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the criminology field earn $27,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for criminology come from University of Pennsylvania and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of criminology is pretty high, coming in the 77th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for criminology is University of Pennsylvania and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Criminology major only ranks in the 79th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 71st percentile. White students make up the largest proportion at 53% of those studying criminology. Additionally, 59% of scholars seeking a criminology degree are women.

The median score of criminology professors is 4.3 stars, a rating that is 8% above the average score for every major; which is a fairly good ranking. If you are searching for the most popular criminology professor nationally, consider looking up John Owen from California State University-Fresno. It might be shocking, but the highest ranked professors for criminology according to students are at California State University-Fresno. If we including data beyond simply rankings we find that the school with the best instructors for criminology is University of Pennsylvania. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for criminology is University of Pennsylvania. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that approaching university with a lens only formed from superlatives can create problems. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more focused pages on different colleges and read a few of our helpful background pages on useful details to think about as your school search develops.

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University of Maryland-College Park

#1 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

University of California-Irvine

#2 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of California-Irvine is a very large public university located in Irvine, CA ranked 116th in the nation. It has a total of 31,386 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 26.54% acceptance rate. University of California-Irvine offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Managerial Economics, Social Psychology, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Irvine is rather high-priced. 46.45% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home near $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Irvine, CA

www.uci.edu/

A

Rating

27%

Acceptance

38,105

Students

#116

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

California State University-Fresno

#3 Best Colleges for Criminology

California State University-Fresno is a very large public institution located in Fresno, CA ranked 64th in California. It has a total of 23,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.94% of applicants. California State University-Fresno offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Agricultural Teacher Education, and Food Science programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fresno is reasonably priced. 58.58% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $44,700 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fresno, CA

www.fresnostate.edu/

C+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

26,765

Students

#656

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of South Florida-Main Campus

#4 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of South Florida-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Tampa, FL ranked 216th in the United States. It has a total of 37,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.63% of applicants. University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 238 different majors and is best known for its Audiology, Social Science Teacher Education, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,559 for students from Florida and $15,473 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Main Campus is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $43,500 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.usf.edu

A

Rating

48%

Acceptance

51,808

Students

#216

Ranking

$15,473

Tuition

University of Florida

#5 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#6 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

#7 Best Colleges for Criminology

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 62nd in New York. It has a total of 16,573 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.53% of applicants. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moderately priced. 48.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $44,900 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.jjay.cuny.edu

B

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,194

Students

#435

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of Delaware

#8 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

Stockton University

#9 Best Colleges for Criminology

Stockton University is a mid-sized public liberal arts college located in Galloway, NJ ranked 17th in New Jersey. It has a total of 10,192 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.32% of applicants. Stockton University offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Sustainability Studies programs (nationally ranked 9th, 18th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,005 for in-state students and $19,293 for those from out-of-state, Stockton University is moderately priced. 71.01% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $47,500 per year, which is 14% above the national median.

Galloway, NJ

www.stockton.edu

B-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

11,457

Students

#608

Ranking

$19,293

Tuition

Saint Vincent College

#10 Best Colleges for Criminology

Saint Vincent College is a small private liberal arts college located in Latrobe, PA ranked 29th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,765 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.7% acceptance rate. Saint Vincent College offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences, Criminology, and Early Childhood Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 9th, 10th, and 48th respectively). With an annual tuition of $35,520 per year, Saint Vincent College is somewhat moderately pricey. 66.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $47,600 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Latrobe, PA

https://www.stvincent.edu

B+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

1,989

Students

#371

Ranking

$35,520

Tuition

Saint Joseph's University

#11 Best Colleges for Criminology

Saint Joseph's University is a mid-sized private college located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 198th in the nation. It has a total of 5,109 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting faintly below three fourths of applicants. Saint Joseph's University offers 142 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Management Science, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,350 per year, Saint Joseph's University is exceptionally high-priced. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $59,600 per year, which is 43% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://www.sju.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

8,805

Students

#198

Ranking

$46,350

Tuition

Lycoming College

#12 Best Colleges for Criminology

Lycoming College is a small private liberal arts college located in Williamsport, PA ranked 36th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,172 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 62.3% of applicants. Lycoming College offers 54 different majors and is best known for its Criminology program, which is ranked 12th in the US. With an annual tuition of $40,896 per year, Lycoming College is quite pricey. 59.64% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $45,700 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Williamsport, PA

https://www.lycoming.edu

B

Rating

62%

Acceptance

1,172

Students

#463

Ranking

$40,896

Tuition

The University of Tampa

#13 Best Colleges for Criminology

The University of Tampa is a mid-sized private college located in Tampa, FL ranked 289th in the United States. It has a total of 9,140 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.75% acceptance rate. The University of Tampa offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Computer and Information Systems Security programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,990 per year, The University of Tampa is somewhat moderately expensive. 47.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $48,600 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Tampa, FL

www.ut.edu

A-

Rating

45%

Acceptance

10,428

Students

#289

Ranking

$27,990

Tuition

University of Miami

#14 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#15 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

Stonehill College

#16 Best Colleges for Criminology

Stonehill College is a small private institution located in Easton, MA ranked 236th in the US. It has a total of 2,591 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly two out of every three applicants. Stonehill College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Health Care Administration programs (nationally ranked 16th, 31st, and 34th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,420 per year, Stonehill College is quite pricey. 82.24% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $60,800 per year, which is 46% over the national median.

Easton, MA

https://www.stonehill.edu

A-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

2,613

Students

#236

Ranking

$44,420

Tuition

University of Florida-Online

#17 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Florida-Online is a small public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 16th in Florida. It has a total of 4,525 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting narrowly less than one in every three applicants. University of Florida-Online offers 22 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminology, and Fitness Administration programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 17th, and 33rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,358 for students from Florida and $15,000 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida-Online is reasonably priced. 85.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufonline.ufl.edu

B

Rating

32%

Acceptance

4,525

Students

#422

Ranking

$15,000

Tuition

Saint Anselm College

#18 Best Colleges for Criminology

Saint Anselm College is a small private liberal arts college located in Manchester, NH ranked 2nd in New Hampshire. It has a total of 2,034 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.16% of applicants. Saint Anselm College offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Criminology, and Biological and Physical Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 18th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,500 per year, Saint Anselm College is quite costly. 78.98% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $58,300 per year, which is 40% greater than the national median.

Manchester, NH

www.anselm.edu

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

2,034

Students

#334

Ranking

$40,500

Tuition

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee

#19 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is a small public university located in Sarasota, FL ranked 182nd in the United States. It has a total of 2,314 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 23.61% acceptance rate. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee offers 27 different majors and is best known for its Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Hospitality Management, and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs (nationally ranked 5th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,206 for in-state students and $15,120 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $43,500 per year, which is 5% above the national median.

Sarasota, FL

usfsm.edu/

A

Rating

24%

Acceptance

2,505

Students

#182

Ranking

$15,120

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#20 Best Colleges for Criminology

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas

#21 Best Colleges for Criminology

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

University of Nevada-Reno

#22 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of Nevada-Reno is a very large public university located in Reno, NV ranked 3rd in Nevada. It has a total of 20,010 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 88.22% of applicants. University of Nevada-Reno offers 193 different majors and is best known for its Health and Wellness, Hydrology, and Geological Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,990 for students from Nevada and $22,042 for those from out-of-state, University of Nevada-Reno is reasonably expensive. 57.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $47,000 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Reno, NV

www.unr.edu/

B

Rating

88%

Acceptance

24,246

Students

#525

Ranking

$22,042

Tuition

Niagara University

#23 Best Colleges for Criminology

Niagara University is a small private institution located in Niagara University, NY ranked 71st in New York. It has a total of 2,938 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 89.21% of applicants. Niagara University offers 98 different majors and is best known for its Criminology and English Teacher Education programs, which are respectively ranked 23rd and 33rd in the US. With an annual tuition of $33,000 per year, Niagara University is somewhat moderately costly. 61.34% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $42,800 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Niagara University, NY

www.niagara.edu

B

Rating

89%

Acceptance

4,229

Students

#537

Ranking

$33,000

Tuition

Hamline University

#24 Best Colleges for Criminology

Hamline University is a small private college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 13th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,248 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 2/3 of applicants. Hamline University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Digital Arts, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 22nd, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,734 per year, Hamline University is rather high-priced. 60.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $49,200 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.hamline.edu

B-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

4,802

Students

#587

Ranking

$41,734

Tuition

University of South Florida-St Petersburg

#25 Best Colleges for Criminology

University of South Florida-St Petersburg is a small public university located in St. Petersburg, FL ranked 271st in the United States. It has a total of 4,930 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.39% of applicants. University of South Florida-St Petersburg offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Social Sciences, and Entrepreneurship programs (nationally ranked 25th, 28th, and 36th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,206 for students from Florida and $15,121 for those from out-of-state, University of South Florida-St Petersburg is moderately priced. 65.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw more or less $43,500 per year, which is 5% above the national median.

St. Petersburg, FL

https://www.usfsp.edu

A-

Rating

27%

Acceptance

5,694

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