In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for a criminology degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,636 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

15% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,568 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 31,008 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

4% below average compared to other degrees

What do criminology graduates earn?

Criminology students make an average of $54,595 per year after graduation. This is 18% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

19% of criminology graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 54,595 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 15% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

6% below average compared to other degrees


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