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Criminology in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Criminology Programs in Wisconsin

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Wisconsin students graduate with degrees in criminology. In other words, every year an estimated 87 criminologists graduate from Wisconsin's 2 criminology schools.

Top Schools

Marquette University, which was ranked 25th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a criminology program. It is located in Milwaukee. 70 students graduated with a degree in criminology from Marquette University in 2010. The tuition rate at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wisconsin with a criminology program is Lakeland College, which is located in Plymouth. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Lakeland College criminology program. Students at Lakeland College paid $19,640 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Wisconsin's criminology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $25,051 per year, though tuition can range from $30,462 per year to $19,640 per year. The Wisconsin criminology schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year
  2. Lakeland College - located in Plymouth, students are charged $19,640 per year

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

  1. Lakeland College - located in Plymouth, students are charged $19,640 per year
  2. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year

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

Most people who graduate from criminology school in Wisconsin go on to work as a criminologist. Wisconsin had 50 criminologists in 2010. The largest populations of Wisconsin criminologists are working in the following counties:

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of criminologists is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 90 criminologists working in the Wisconsin then.


A criminologist in Wisconsin earns $63,890 per year on average.

More Information

For more data regarding a career in criminology in Wisconsin and to compare salaries with various related fields such as sociology or criminal justice, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminology in Wisconsin

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Curious what studying Criminology gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,530 $50,370 5.5%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,330 $67,570 -7.6%
Sociologists 50 $63,890 -64.3%

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