California Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Detectives And Criminal Investigators in California

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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

Schools for Criminal Investigators in California are listed below.

Selected Criminal Investigators Schools in California

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Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Bachelor, Law Enforcement Academy (Police) - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.

  • Programs: Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
UEI College
Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Fresno, Ontario, Riverside, San Marcos

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice (9-Month Diploma Program)
  • Degrees: Diploma
Platt College
Alhambra, Anaheim, Ontario, Riverside

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate

Earn a highly respected online degree from Boston University

  • Programs: Master of Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Clovis, Vista

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Associate
Utica College

What They’re Known For

Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.

  • Programs: BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Argosy University
Alameda, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange, Phoenix, San Diego

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS), Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master
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More California Criminal Investigators Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
Alliant International University San Diego Doctorate 3,704
Antelope Valley College Lancaster Associate 13,312
Bakersfield College Bakersfield Associate 17,405
Barstow Community College Barstow Associate 2,906
Butte College Oroville Associate 12,228
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield Masters 7,700
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson Masters 12,082
California State University-East Bay Hayward Masters 13,124
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino Doctorate 17,066
California State University-San Marcos San Marcos Masters 9,159
California State University-Stanislaus Turlock Doctorate 8,836
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest Associate 4,577
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Associate 18,736
Chapman University-University College Orange Masters 6,328
Citrus College Glendora Associate 11,467
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
College of San Mateo San Mateo Associate 10,516
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Associate 17,499
College of the Desert Palm Desert Associate 8,597
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
College of the Sequoias Visalia Associate 11,697
College of the Siskiyous Weed Associate 2,782
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree Associate 1,673
Crafton Hills College Yucaipa Associate 5,382
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill Associate 19,768
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina Associate 672
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
El Camino College-Compton Center Compton Associate 3,641
Evergreen Valley College San Jose Associate 8,707
Feather River College Quincy Associate 1,688
Folsom Lake College Folsom Associate 8,193
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Fullerton College Fullerton Associate 20,719
Gavilan College Gilroy Associate 6,049
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Golden West College Huntington Beach Associate 13,354
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Hartnell College Salinas Associate 9,890
Imperial Valley College Imperial Associate 8,682
Irvine Valley College Irvine Associate 9,805
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe Associate 2,576
Las Positas College Livermore Associate 8,024
Lassen Community College Susanville Associate 1,829
Loma Linda University Loma Linda Doctorate & First Professional 4,022
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington Associate 8,850
Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar Associate 8,493
Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills Associate 19,526
Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Associate 6,095
Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen Associate 17,264
Los Medanos College Pittsburg Associate 8,360
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Merced College Merced Associate 10,890
Merritt College Oakland Associate 6,944
MiraCosta College Oceanside Associate 10,682
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Moorpark College Moorpark Associate 14,495
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Napa Valley College Napa Associate 7,169
National University La Jolla Masters 26,363
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Palo Verde College Blythe Associate 3,831
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
Reedley College Reedley Associate 12,158
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Associate 12,839
San Diego Miramar College San Diego Associate 10,650
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Calexico Masters 885
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Joaquin Delta College Stockton Associate 18,668
San Jose City College San Jose Associate 9,805
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara Associate 21,632
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Shasta College Redding Associate 9,102
Sierra College Rocklin Associate 18,859
Skyline College San Bruno Associate 8,359
Solano Community College Fairfield Associate 11,163
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Masters 8,770
Taft College Taft Associate 9,328
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of La Verne La Verne Doctorate & First Professional 7,370
Ventura College Ventura Associate 12,603
Victor Valley College Victorville Associate 10,149
West Hills College-Coalinga Coalinga Associate 2,833
West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore Associate 3,833
West Los Angeles College Culver City Associate 9,975
West Valley College Saratoga Associate 11,210
Yuba College 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 230 $82450 1
Fresno 250 $80350 0.94
Oxnard 90 $120090 0.38
Thousand Oaks 90 $120090 0.38
Ventura 90 $120090 0.38
Redding 50 $92700 1.02
Riverside 1060 $87750 1.04
San Bernardino 1060 $87750 1.04
Ontario 1060 $87750 1.04
Sacramento 1040 $77870 1.54
Roseville 1040 $77870 1.54
Arden 1040 $77870 1.54
Arcade 1040 $77870 1.54
Los Angeles 4100 $113910 0.94
Long Beach 4100 $113910 0.94
Anaheim 4100 $113910 0.94
Modesto 40 $74970 0.29
San Diego 3400 $84000 3.25
Carlsbad 3400 $84000 3.25
Santa Maria 30 $101110 0.22
Santa Barbara 30 $101110 0.22
San Francisco 750 $114270 0.44
Oakland 750 $114270 0.44
Hayward 750 $114270 0.44
Stockton 100 $83920 0.61
Lodi 100 $83920 0.61
San Jose 200 $96330 0.26
Sunnyvale 200 $96330 0.26
Santa Clara 200 $96330 0.26
Vallejo 50 $77600 0.54
Fairfield 50 $77600 0.54
San Luis Obispo 30 $0 0.38
Paso Robles 30 $0 0.38
Arroyo Grande 30 $0 0.38
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