Criminology in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Criminology Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive criminology degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 127 criminologists graduate from Massachusetts' 4 criminology schools.

Top Schools

Suffolk University, which is located in Boston, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a criminology program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 96 students graduated from Suffolk University's criminology program. Students at Suffolk University paid $28,526 per year in tuition fees.

Lasell College, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a criminology program. It is located in Auburndale. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Lasell College criminology program. Tuition at Lasell College was $26,000 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a criminology program is Stonehill College. Stonehill College, which was ranked 65th in the country in 2010, is located in North Easton. In 2010, Stonehill College graduated 19 students from its criminology programs. Students at Stonehill College paid $32,620 per year in tuition fees.


Criminology schools in Massachusetts, charge students an average tuition of $24,439 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,620 per year, or as little as $10,611 per year. In 2010, the criminology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Massachusetts were:

  1. Stonehill College - located in North Easton, students are charged $32,620 per year
  2. Suffolk University - located in Boston, students are charged $28,526 per year
  3. Lasell College - located in Auburndale, students are charged $26,000 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Massachusetts criminology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Massachusetts-Boston - located in Boston, students are charged $10,611 per year
  2. Lasell College - located in Auburndale, students are charged $26,000 per year
  3. Suffolk University - located in Boston, students are charged $28,526 per year

A criminology degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

A large number of Massachusetts criminology graduates become criminologists. Massachusetts had 200 criminologists in 2010. In Massachusetts, the largest numbers of criminologists work in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 200 criminologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of criminologists in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 300. This would require a 25% growth in the profession.


A criminologist in Massachusetts earns $62,980 per year on average. However, Massachusetts criminologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $41,910 per year to more than $87,970 per year in 2010. On average a criminologist earns the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Bristol County - $62,980 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in criminology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as sociology or criminal justice.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminology in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,263 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA 23.6688 26% 14,912
5,265 miles from location Suffolk University Boston MA 59.9395 16% 9,148
5,262 miles from location Stonehill College North Easton MA 35.2895 21% 2,468
5,274 miles from location Lasell College Auburndale MA 54.131 34% 1,672

Curious what studying Criminology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Massachusetts

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,790 $75,590 65.7%
Sociologists + 200 $62,980

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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