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2023 Criminology Students

There are about 25,350 students enrolled in Criminology in the USA.

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College can be a supremely poignant time of one's life; it's an opportunity for personal progress and development. Students begin to figure out what they are capable of and cultivate many of the imperative skills to become a halcyon member of society. But growth is not entirely confined to a classroom - the discussions one has with his classmates, the nugget of wisdom received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different attitude. Therefore, finding a diverse college greatly enriches what you gain from your time in school.

Criminology is a more ethnically diverse major than average*. 53% of America's Criminology majors are white students, followed by latino students (24%), black students (12%), and students of other races**(7%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Drexel University located in Philadelphia, PA.

Additionally, Criminology significatly skews female, with nearly 3/5ths of students majoring in Criminology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Another important type of diversity is wealth diversity. Criminology ranks in the top 21% of majors for class diversity. 28% of its majors come from very high income families, 16% are from households who make between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 income. Lycoming College has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MD is the most diverse state for Criminology. The Southeast is the most diverse region, and the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 12%

  • Latino: 24%

  • White: 53%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 41%

  • Female: 59%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 69%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 4%

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