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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

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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
  • AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2015 by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • Admits students throughout the year with quarterly start dates in January, April, July, and September.
  • Provides faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.
  • Offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business, design, health, plus certificate programs in practical nurse, medical assistant, and more.
  • Preparing students for professional and personal success since 1931.
  • $64 million in grants and scholarships provided during the 2015-2016 award year.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Lancaster
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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 - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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  • Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Pottsville
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  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Let Regent Lead The Way
  • No matter your passion, you'll find your place at Regent! Choose from more than 95 areas of study in the subject areas employers demand.
Programs
  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

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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.


More Pennsylvania 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
Reading
Masters
2,233
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Bloomsburg
Doctorate
8,745
Butler
Associate
3,656
Radnor
Masters
3,108
California
Masters
8,206
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Media
Associate
10,816
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Elizabethtown
Masters
2,360
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Harrisburg
Masters
162
Philadelphia
Masters
3,487
Immaculata
Doctorate
4,057
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
Huntingdon
Bachelor
1,506
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Pittsburgh
Masters
1,499
Philadelphia
Doctorate
5,994
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Annville
Doctorate
1,936
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Lincoln University
Masters
2,449
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Williamsport
Bachelor
1,429
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Erie
Masters
4,253
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Aston
Doctorate
3,084
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Abington
Bachelor
3,352
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Erie
Masters
4,171
Uniontown
Bachelor
1,119
Middletown
Doctorate
3,907
Schuylkill Haven
Bachelor
940
Lehman
Bachelor
697
Dunmore
Bachelor
1,347
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
2,073
Pittsburgh
Masters
3,591
Reading
Associate
4,682
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Philadelphia
Doctorate
7,542
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Shippensburg
Masters
7,765
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Wayne
Associate
181
Waynesburg
Doctorate
2,462
West Chester
Masters
13,219
Youngwood
Associate
6,239
Wilkes-Barre
Doctorate
5,114
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. 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
Erie 80 $77,420
Harrisburg 240 $72,120
Carlisle 240 $72,120
Lancaster 40 $72,230
Pittsburgh 550 $75,960
Reading 70 $77,160
Scranton 80 $82,390
Wilkes 80 $82,390
Barre 80 $82,390
Hazleton 80 $82,390
State College 30 $72,460
York 70 $76,610
Hanover 70 $76,610

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