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John Jay College of Criminal Justice Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is John Jay College of Criminal Justice Ranked?

2021 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 34 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked John Jay as #1,027 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

John Jay also holds the #100 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into John Jay?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to John Jay College of Criminal Justice you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 39%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 83% 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 490 and 570. Math scores were between 490 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 490 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for John Jay College of Criminal Justice  ( 490 to 560 )
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John Jay received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at John Jay is 19%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  19 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at John Jay

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,319 undergraduates at John Jay with 10,740 being full-time and 2,579 being part-time.

John Jay Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for John Jay is 73.73 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.73 out of 100
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How Much Does John Jay College of Criminal Justice Cost?

The overall average net price of John Jay is $3,737. 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 +
$1,986 $4,109 $8,403 $11,590 $13,639

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At John Jay, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $7,419 a year. That adds up to $29,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at John Jay is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do John Jay Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from John Jay make around $44,900 per year during the early years of their employment. 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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Location of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Located in New York, New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public institution. 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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Location of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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, 3,161 received undergraduate degrees and 672 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 1,701 $33,300
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 446 $31,200
Criminology 255 $30,100
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 183 $30,000
Political Science & Government 96 $32,700
Public Administration 82 $39,200
General English Literature 72 $28,400
Information Technology 67 $28,500
Economics 46 $37,400
Sociology 37 NA

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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 5,019 students took at least one online class at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This is an increase from the 3,915 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,019 1,092
2016-2017 3,915 843
2015-2016 3,409 725
2014-2015 2,818 579
2013-2014 2,602 1,887

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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.

References

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