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Criminal Justice & Corrections at San Diego State University

Criminal Justice & Corrections is one of the majors in the homeland security, law enforcement & firefighting program at San Diego State University.

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the average salary of graduates, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. In addition, we cover how SDSU ranks in comparison to other schools with criminal justice programs.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available at SDSU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

SDSU Criminal Justice Rankings

SDSU is in the top 10% of the country for criminal justice. More specifically it was ranked #35 out of 413 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #1 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates 7
Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 35
Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 76

Popularity of Criminal Justice at SDSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, San Diego State University handed out 374 bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and corrections. Due to this, the school was ranked #25 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 3% over the previous year when 364 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Criminal Justice Graduates from SDSU Make?

Salary of Criminal Justice Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Criminal Justice majors who earn their bachelor's degree from SDSU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $28,000 a year. This is less than $32,500, which is the national median of all criminal justice majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


How Much Student Debt Do Criminal Justice Graduates from SDSU Have?

Student Debt of Criminal Justice Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at SDSU, criminal justice students borrow a median amount of $11,999 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all criminal justice bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $26,000.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the criminal justice program at SDSU is $125 per month.

Criminal Justice Student Diversity at SDSU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the criminal justice majors at San Diego State University.

SDSU Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

Of the 374 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in criminal justice from SDSU in 2018, 51% were men and 49% were women.

SDSU Gender Breakdown of Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the bachelor's degree graduates for this major are Hispanic or Latino. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 59% of grads fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's in criminal justice.

Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at San Diego State University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 24
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 221
White 77
Non-Resident Aliens 5
Other Races 38

Areas of Concentration for Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice and Corrections students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice Studies 374


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