San Diego, CA (population: 1,309,749) has seven criminal justice schools within its city limits. San Diego State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 32,817. It is the 706th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about criminal justice programs in San Diego, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at San Diego State University such as Desire Anastasia, R Apostolos, R. Armstead, Rulette Armstead, M Blomquist, and Blaine Bowman.
Criminal Justice students from San Diego schools who go on to become criminal justice administrators, public prosecutors, public defenders, judges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,610 people working as criminal justice and law enforcement teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,750. Also, Police and sheriff's patrol officers make on average $55,180 per year and there are about 641,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 4,790 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $71,070. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $90,870/yr and there are 140 employed.
San Diego lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in San Diego are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 7 criminal justice schools in San Diego, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr) for criminal justice students, with San Diego State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,762/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Diego|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||13.7 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||22.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||59.4 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||60.4 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||62.7 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||62.7 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||62.9 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||69.6 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||74.3 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||77.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||77.9 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||80.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||82.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||83.1 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||87.6 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||89.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||91.0 miles|