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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Diego, Sacramento and Riverside
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, San Jose and Fresno
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, Riverside and Santa Ana

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, San Jose and Santa Ana

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Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence and Crime Analysis Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Degree - Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Visalia
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Programs
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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Clovis
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Programs
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
  • Does psychology interest you? See if Grand Canyon University could be a good fit for your journey in discovering the human mind!
  • GCU offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in either General Psychology or Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at GCU provides a job focused education, blending the study of traditional humanities in a modern context.
  • GCU offers a variety of learning options, including: traditional degree programs offered at our main campus, online degrees, or evening classes meeting once a week at various locations.
  • Founded in 1949, GCU is a regionally accredited, private Christian university and is recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation.
  • Request information and learn more about our program offerings, start dates, financial aid and more!
Programs
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology
  • Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Irvine
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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Bakersfield
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A.
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More California Criminal Investigators Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
San Diego
Doctorate
3,704
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Masters
6,328
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
West Covina
Associate
672
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Compton
Associate
3,641
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Quincy
Associate
1,688
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Irvine
Associate
9,805
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Calexico
Masters
885
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Taft
Associate
9,328
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Criminal Investigators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Criminal Investigators relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 200 $85,720
El Centro 700 $78,130
Fresno 250 $82,860
Hanford 30 $74,070
Corcoran 30 $74,070
Sacramento 1030 $81,630
Roseville 1030 $81,630
Arden 1030 $81,630
Arcade 1030 $81,630
Los Angeles 4120 $117,320
Long Beach 4120 $117,320
Anaheim 4120 $117,320
Modesto 80 $77,560
Oxnard 80 $117,830
Thousand Oaks 80 $117,830
Ventura 80 $117,830
Redding 40 $98,340
Riverside 1020 $89,850
San Bernardino 1020 $89,850
Ontario 1020 $89,850
San Diego 3130 $87,790
Carlsbad 3130 $87,790
Santa Rosa 40 $81,000
San Francisco 720 $117,880
Oakland 720 $117,880
Hayward 720 $117,880
Stockton 120 $82,080
Lodi 120 $82,080
San Jose 180 $105,380
Sunnyvale 180 $105,380
Santa Clara 180 $105,380
Vallejo 60 $80,850
Fairfield 60 $80,850
San Luis Obispo 30 $82,960
Paso Robles 30 $82,960
Arroyo Grande 30 $82,960
Santa Maria 30 $101,500
Santa Barbara 30 $101,500

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