Best Criminology Programs Comparison


Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, causes, control, and prevention of criminal behavior in both the individual and in society. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the behavioral sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists (particularly in the sociology of deviance), psychologists and psychiatrists, social anthropologists as well as on writings in law.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of criminology where University of Maryland-College Park is ranked top and SUNY at Albany is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at criminology colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best criminology schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Criminology College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, Maryland Public, Four or more years 37,248
2 SUNY at Albany Albany, New York Public, Four or more years 17,312
3 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, Ohio Public, Four or more years 33,347
4 University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, Missouri Public, Four or more years 16,705
5 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, Pennsylvania Public, Four or more years 45,783
5 University of California-Irvine Irvine, California Public, Four or more years 27,479
7 Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Public, Four or more years 40,695
7 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Public, Four or more years 48,783
7 Rutgers University-Newark Newark, New Jersey Public, Four or more years 12,011
10 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, New York Public, Four or more years 14,996

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Criminology College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
University of Maryland-College Park No $ 65 46.9%
(47.7%/45.5%)
SUNY at Albany No $ 50 51.3%
(53.5%/49.2%)
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus No $ 50 68.0%
(69.8%/66.4%)
University of Missouri-St Louis No $ 35 68.6%
(74.2%/65.6%)
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus No $ 50 52.4%
(49.8%/55.2%)
University of California-Irvine No $ 70 47.5%
(45.5%/49.1%)
Florida State University No $ 30 53.7%
(52.2%/54.7%)
Michigan State University No $ 50 70.6%
(67.7%/73.3%)
Rutgers University-Newark No $ 65 57.5%
(62.2%/53.6%)
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice No $ 65 43.2%
(39.9%/46.2%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Criminology colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Criminology schools at Best Criminology schools tuition comparing page.
Table. Best Criminology Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
University of Maryland-College Park $ 7,175$ 1,733$ 25,554$ 1,733 $ 9,918$ 1,413$ 21,384$ 1,413
SUNY at Albany $ 5,570$ 1,955$ 13,380$ 1,955 $ 9,370$ 1,209$ 16,680$ 1,209
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus $ 9,124$ 1,660$ 24,156$ 1,660 $ 12,522$ 1,660$ 24,036$ 1,660
University of Missouri-St Louis $ 7,968$ 1,346$ 21,537$ 1,346 $ 8,364$ 1,268$ 21,595$ 1,268
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $ 15,562$ 882$ 27,864$ 882 $ 17,670$ 882$ 30,374$ 882
University of California-Irvine $ 11,220$ 1,902$ 34,098$ 1,902 $ 11,220$ 1,742$ 26,322$ 1,742
Florida State University $ 4,587$ 1,815$ 19,032$ 2,538 $ 9,684$ 1,821$ 24,116$ 2,502
Michigan State University $ 13,211$ 0$ 33,094$ 0 $ 14,334$ 0$ 28,158$ 0
Rutgers University-Newark $ 10,356$ 2,234$ 23,676$ 2,234 $ 15,024$ 1,813$ 24,600$ 1,813
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice $ 5,430$ 329$ 11,640$ 329 $ 8,690$ 291$ 16,200$ 291

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Criminology school. You can analyze and compare financial aids of the best Criminology schools with summary tables and charts. In Addition you can compare tuition and financial aids for the Criminology colleges at best Criminology school tuition comparing page.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Criminology Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
University of Maryland-College Park 2,49262%$ 6,796 1,44836%$ 7,104
SUNY at Albany 1,40558%$ 7,071 1,57965%$ 6,385
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 2,39856%$ 7,108 2,47358%$ 6,310
University of Missouri-St Louis 42589%$ 10,576 23349%$ 5,696
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 2,69637%$ 8,168 3,73451%$ 7,869
University of California-Irvine 3,49068%$ 16,047 2,63952%$ 5,289
Florida State University 5,75094%$ 4,615 2,53442%$ 6,972
Michigan State University 3,60546%$ 9,427 3,70847%$ 6,555
Rutgers University-Newark 59761%$ 11,189 52654%$ 6,879
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 1,25372%$ 7,686 18110%$ 4,602

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Criminologyschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Criminology Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
University of Maryland-College Park 37,24824,4862,052 7,7882,922
SUNY at Albany 17,31212,064814 2,1792,255
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 33,34719,6673,429 5,6224,629
University of Missouri-St Louis 16,7056,0697,266 1,0022,368
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 45,78337,9171,275 5,774817
University of California-Irvine 27,47921,881335 4,773490
Florida State University 40,69528,7333,438 5,9392,585
Michigan State University 48,78334,1963,158 8,3693,060
Rutgers University-Newark 12,0116,2201,446 1,9002,445
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 14,99610,2862,881 3731,456

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Criminology schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Criminology Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
University of Maryland-College Park 82.02%
(3,235 / 3,944)
79.00%
(1,618 / 2,048)
85.28%
(1,617 / 1,896)
SUNY at Albany 64.37%
(1,554 / 2,414)
63.19%
(764 / 1,209)
65.56%
(790 / 1,205)
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 54.96%
(2,098 / 3,817)
55.41%
(1,091 / 1,969)
54.49%
(1,007 / 1,848)
University of Missouri-St Louis 46.64%
(222 / 476)
40.89%
(83 / 203)
50.92%
(139 / 273)
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 85.57%
(6,859 / 8,016)
83.20%
(3,516 / 4,226)
88.21%
(3,343 / 3,790)
University of California-Irvine 85.62%
(4,126 / 4,819)
83.13%
(1,902 / 2,288)
87.87%
(2,224 / 2,531)
Florida State University 75.13%
(4,651 / 6,191)
72.86%
(1,890 / 2,594)
76.76%
(2,761 / 3,597)
Michigan State University 79.13%
(5,781 / 7,306)
77.27%
(2,475 / 3,203)
80.58%
(3,306 / 4,103)
Rutgers University-Newark 60.83%
(542 / 891)
59.14%
(249 / 421)
62.34%
(293 / 470)
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 32.80%
(904 / 2,756)
28.56%
(343 / 1,201)
36.08%
(561 / 1,555)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
University of Maryland-College Park 5.6%5.6% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%
SUNY at Albany 4.8%5.3% 5.3%5.3% 5.0%
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 7.1%6.3% 6.3%5.9% 5.9%
University of Missouri-St Louis 6.7%5.9% 5.9%5.9% 6.3%
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 5.9%5.9% 5.9%5.9% 5.9%
University of California-Irvine 4.3%5.3% 5.3%5.3% 5.3%
Florida State University 4.0%4.0% 3.8%3.7% 3.8%
Michigan State University 5.9%5.9% 6.3%6.3% 6.3%
Rutgers University-Newark 9.1%8.3% 6.7%7.1% 9.1%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 5.3%5.3% 5.6%5.6% 5.6%

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