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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Sebastian and Port St. Lucie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sarasota, Orlando and West Palm Beach
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Tampa

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Programs
  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Lakeland
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Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice: Forensic Social Justice

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice
  • Features a community service program for students, called the Ambassador Program.
  • Offers several programs in healthcare, criminal justice, broadcasting, business administration and more.
  • Features an online system called MyPortal that allows students to check their schedule, grades, calculate their GPA, and more.
  • Has 5 Florida campuses located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood, and Altamonte Springs, with online options.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Gainesville
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  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 100% online
  • Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Procedures, and Criminology
  • Program focuses on theoretical and applied criminal justice, the role of law enforcement in the justice system, and more
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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More Florida 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
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Marianna
Bachelor
2,144
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
811
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Melbourne
Doctorate
5,118
Key West
Associate
1,012
Lakeland
Masters
2,295
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Naples
Masters
1,699
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
Lake City
Associate
2,849
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Madison
Associate
1,291
Niceville
Bachelor
7,043
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
New Port Richey
Associate
8,065
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Palatka
Associate
5,111
Saint Leo
Masters
13,788
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Avon Park
Associate
2,787
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Tampa
Masters
5,628
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Jacksonville
Doctorate
16,406
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870
Orlando
Associate
32,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. 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
Lakeland 180 $49,590
Winter Haven 180 $49,590
Miami 2010 $92,760
Fort Lauderdale 2010 $92,760
West Palm Beach 2010 $92,760
Naples 30 $46,360
Immokalee 30 $46,360
Marco Island 30 $46,360
North Port 90 $59,700
Sarasota 90 $59,700
Bradenton 90 $59,700
Ocala 80 $57,670
Orlando 520 $57,490
Kissimmee 520 $57,490
Sanford 520 $57,490
Palm Bay 170 $49,240
Melbourne 170 $49,240
Titusville 170 $49,240
Panama City 70 $52,820
Pensacola 130 $60,850
Ferry Pass 130 $60,850
Brent 130 $60,850
Port St. Lucie 100 $71,430
Sebastian 30 $46,990
Vero Beach 30 $46,990
Sebring 40 $45,630
Tallahassee 360 $57,610
Tampa 990 $68,940
St. Petersburg 990 $68,940
Clearwater 990 $68,940
The Villages 30 $44,730
Jacksonville 420 $58,310
Cape Coral 270 $50,320
Fort Myers 270 $50,320
Crestview 50 $62,540
Fort Walton Beach 50 $62,540
Destin 50 $62,540
Deltona 110 $47,510
Daytona Beach 110 $47,510
Ormond Beach 110 $47,510
Gainesville 110 $50,490

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