Pennsylvania Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Detectives And Criminal Investigators in Pennsylvania

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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Allentown, Scranton and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Allentown and Harrisburg

Schools for Criminal Investigators in Pennsylvania are listed below.

Selected Criminal Investigators Schools in Pennsylvania

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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).

  • Programs: Master's in CJ with Federal Law Enforcement, Master's in CJ with Intelligence & Crime Analysis, Master's in Criminal Justice  , more...
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Degrees: Bachelor

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Forensic Science, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Diploma

Berks Technical Institute (BTI) can help get you from here to a new career!

  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Degrees: Associate
McCann School of Business & Technology
Allentown, Hazleton, Pottsville, Sunbury, Wilkes Barre

Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With McCann you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

If quality is what you want then McCann is where you want to be.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Degrees: Associate
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More Pennsylvania Criminal Investigators Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Albright College Reading Masters 2,233
Arcadia University Glenside Doctorate 3,592
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Doctorate 8,745
Butler County Community College Butler Associate 3,656
Cabrini College Radnor Masters 3,108
California University of Pennsylvania California Masters 8,206
Cedar Crest College Allentown Masters 1,888
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh Associate 18,525
Community College of Beaver County Monaca Associate 3,194
DeSales University Center Valley Masters 2,898
Delaware County Community College Media Associate 10,816
Drexel University Philadelphia Doctorate 20,682
Duquesne University Pittsburgh Doctorate & First Professional 10,296
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro Masters 7,686
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown Masters 2,360
Gannon University Erie Doctorate 4,134
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg Associate 9,774
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Harrisburg Masters 162
Holy Family University Philadelphia Masters 3,487
Immaculata University Immaculata Doctorate 4,057
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana Doctorate 14,018
Juniata College Huntingdon Bachelor 1,506
Keystone College La Plume Bachelor 1,796
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown Masters 10,295
La Roche College Pittsburgh Masters 1,499
La Salle University Philadelphia Doctorate 5,994
Lackawanna College Scranton Associate 1,502
Lebanon Valley College Annville Doctorate 1,936
Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville Associate 7,184
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University Masters 2,449
Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke Associate 6,323
Lycoming College Williamsport Bachelor 1,429
Marywood University Scranton Doctorate 3,316
Mercyhurst College Erie Masters 4,253
Messiah College Grantham Bachelor 2,837
Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus Blue Bell Associate 9,184
Neumann College Aston Doctorate 3,084
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem Associate 7,912
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park Doctorate 43,252
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Abington Bachelor 3,352
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Altoona Bachelor 4,034
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Erie Masters 4,171
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus Uniontown Bachelor 1,119
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown Doctorate 3,907
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven Bachelor 940
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lehman Bachelor 697
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore Bachelor 1,347
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia Doctorate & First Professional 2,073
Point Park University Pittsburgh Masters 3,591
Reading Area Community College Reading Associate 4,682
Saint Francis University Loretto Doctorate 2,125
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia Doctorate 7,542
Seton Hill University Greensburg Masters 1,991
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg Masters 7,765
Temple University Philadelphia Doctorate & First Professional 34,696
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Doctorate & First Professional 23,980
University of Scranton Scranton Doctorate 5,612
Valley Forge Military College Wayne Associate 181
Waynesburg University Waynesburg Doctorate 2,462
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Masters 13,219
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood Associate 6,239
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre Doctorate 5,114
York College Pennsylvania York Masters 5,720

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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


Harrisburg 240 $71200 0.99
Carlisle 240 $71200 0.99
Erie 70 $75170 0.73
Pittsburgh 560 $74900 0.64
Reading 70 $74580 0.57
Lancaster 50 $73900 0.26
Scranton 80 $75220 0.41
Wilkes 80 $75220 0.41
Barre 80 $75220 0.41
Hazleton 80 $75220 0.41
State College 30 $69980 0.67
York 50 $73270 0.39
Hanover 50 $73270 0.39
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