Virginia Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Detectives And Criminal Investigators in Virginia

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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg and Roanoke
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Virginia Beach and Charlottesville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Virginia Beach and Roanoke

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Roanoke and Charlottesville

Schools for Criminal Investigators in Virginia are listed below.

Selected Criminal Investigators Schools in Virginia

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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

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
ECPI University
Manassas, Newport News, Richmond, Virginia Beach

ECPI University

  • Programs: Criminal Justice - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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

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

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

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: MS in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Earn a highly respected online degree from Boston University

  • Programs: Master of Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
South University
Glen Allen, Virginia Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice (MS), Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
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More Virginia Criminal Investigators Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bluefield College Bluefield Bachelor 793
Centura College - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Bachelor 1,423
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge Associate 1,295
Ferrum College Ferrum Bachelor 1,233
George Mason University Fairfax Doctorate & First Professional 30,276
Hampton University Hampton Doctorate & First Professional 5,658
Longwood University Farmville Masters 4,727
Marymount University Arlington Doctorate 3,609
New River Community College Dublin Associate 4,586
Norfolk State University Norfolk Doctorate 6,155
Old Dominion University Norfolk Doctorate 22,287
Radford University Radford Doctorate 9,122
Roanoke College Salem Bachelor 2,006
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville Bachelor 700
University of Richmond Richmond Doctorate 4,324
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond Doctorate & First Professional 31,700
Virginia Intermont College Bristol Bachelor 224
Virginia State University Petersburg Doctorate 4,720
Virginia Union University Richmond Doctorate & First Professional 1,535
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk Bachelor 1,433

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

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


Blacksburg 130 $80870 2.46
Christiansburg 130 $80870 2.46
Radford 130 $80870 2.46
Harrisonburg 40 $56670 0.79
Charlottesville 100 $83270 1.2
Richmond 480 $66710 1.01
Roanoke 130 $74860 1.11
Lynchburg 150 $60320 2.02
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