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Criminology in Ohio

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Schools Offering Criminology Programs in Ohio

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Ohio graduates receive degrees in criminology. Thus, Ohio's 8 criminology schools put out approximately 363 criminologists each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminology program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. 161 students graduated with a degree in criminology from Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminology program is Ohio University-Main Campus. Ohio University-Main Campus, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Athens. In 2010, 45 students graduated from Ohio University-Main Campus criminology program. Students at Ohio University-Main Campus paid $9,603 per year in tuition fees.

Capital University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminology program. It is located in Columbus. 19 students graduated with degree in criminology from Capital University in 2010. The tuition rate at Capital University was $29,310 per year.


Criminology schools in Ohio, charge students an average tuition of $14,444 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,310 per year, or as little as $7,518 per year. The Ohio criminology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Capital University - located in Columbus, students are charged $29,310 per year
  2. College of Mount St. Joseph - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $23,550 per year
  3. Tiffin University - located in Tiffin, students are charged $18,390 per year

The criminology schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. Wright State University-Main Campus - located in Dayton, students are charged $7,518 per year
  2. Cleveland State University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $8,516 per year
  3. University of Akron Main Campus - located in Akron, students are charged $9,247 per year

A criminology degree from an Ohio school... what next?

A large number of Ohio criminology graduates become criminologists. 90 criminologists were working in Ohio in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio criminologists:

  1. Delaware County - 40 criminologists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 120 criminologists will be working in Ohio state. This would require the number of criminologists to grow by 20%.


A criminologist in Ohio earns $57,000 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Ohio criminologists earned as little as less than $39,230 per year or as much as more than $76,050 per year. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a criminologist are:

  1. Delaware County - $53,820 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Ohio statistics regarding a career in criminology. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Criminology in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,760 $46,350 9.1%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,720 $67,490 25.9%
Sociologists 90 $57,000 200.0%

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