John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on John Jay College of Criminal Justice, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is John Jay College of Criminal Justice Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice was awarded 975 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is forensic psychology.

Overall Quality

John Jay is ranked #326 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when John Jay held the #1,027 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

John Jay also holds the #42 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into John Jay?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a competitive 37%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 97% of students accepted to John Jay submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 510 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 510 to 580 )
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800
John Jay received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 21 to 25 )
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Learn more about John Jay College of Criminal Justice admissions.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like John Jay College of Criminal Justice enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at John Jay, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100
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100

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,662 undergraduates at John Jay with 11,270 being full-time and 2,392 being part-time.

How Much Does John Jay College of Criminal Justice Cost?

The overall average net price of John Jay is $2,532. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for John Jay

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$771 $3,108 $7,751 $9,285 $13,078

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of John Jay, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At John Jay, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $8,422 a year. That adds up to $33,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at John Jay is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do John Jay Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from John Jay make about $44,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for John Jay students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at John Jay College of Criminal Justice make the most money.

Location of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public institution situated in New York, New York. The city atmosphere of New York makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for John Jay are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 524 W 59Th St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-237-8000
Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JJC.CUNY
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnJayCollege

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Of these students, 3,283 received undergraduate degrees and 585 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1,582 $40,261
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 481 $35,399
Criminology 230 $37,034
Other Computer & Information Sciences 230 NA
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 157 $36,488
Information Technology 119 $50,439
Political Science & Government 112 $33,535
Public Administration 67 $42,841
General English Literature 54 $31,236
Sociology 49 $32,711

Learn more about the majors offered at John Jay College of Criminal Justice along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at John Jay

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 15,754 students took at least one online class at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This is an increase from the 5,608 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 15,754 15,606
2018-2019 5,608 1,211
2017-2018 5,019 1,092
2016-2017 3,915 843
2015-2016 3,409 725

Learn more about online learning at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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