2022 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools

1,142 Colleges in the United States
88,885 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded
$31,952 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #6 in popularity, criminal justice and corrections is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

College Factual looked at 1,142 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 88,885 degrees in criminal justice and corrections to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Criminal Justice & Corrections School

Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools The criminal justice program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Criminal Justice & Corrections rankings. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for criminal justice and corrections schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Criminal Justice & Corrections Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Criminal Justice & Corrections in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the criminal justice degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Criminal Justice

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

University of Chicago is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in criminal justice and corrections. Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were about 29 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the criminal justice and corrections degree program at University of Chicago earn $48,348 more than the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
72nd Most Popular In NY

It's difficult to beat The Graduate Center, CUNY if you wish to pursue a degree in criminal justice and corrections. Located in the city of New York, The Graduate Center is a public school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 40th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 10 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at The Graduate Center in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
18th Most Popular In CA
126 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in criminal justice and corrections needs to take a look at University of San Diego. USD is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the large city of San Diego. A Best Schools rank of #170 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means USD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 126 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at USD in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
146 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Union Institute & University is a good decision for students interested in a degree in criminal justice and corrections. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Union is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 8th out of 108 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 146 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Union in the most recent data year. Criminal Justice & Corrections degree recipients from Union Institute & University get an earnings boost of around $77,848 above the average income of criminal justice and corrections graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
98 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #58 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northeastern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 98 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent data year. Those criminal justice and corrections students who get their degree from Northeastern University make $13,998 more than the typical criminal justice student.

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#6

Boston University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
133 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Boston U is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #67 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were roughly 133 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year. Those criminal justice and corrections students who get their degree from Boston University earn $15,748 more than the typical criminal justice graduate.

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#7

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
44th Most Popular In CA
120 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Huntington Beach, Golden West College is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 51st out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 120 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Golden West College in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WV
756 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #227 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means American Military University is a great university overall.

There were about 756 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at American Military University in the most recent data year.

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#9

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
413 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

GMU is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Fairfax. This university ranks 9th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 413 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
30th Most Popular In NY
66 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Rockland Community College is a moderately-sized public college located in the suburb of Suffern. This college ranks 65th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 66 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Rockland Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
23rd Most Popular In MN

Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #167 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UST MN is a great university overall.

There were approximately 7 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at UST MN in the most recent data year.

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#12

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$27,000 Median Student Debt

University of Scranton is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Scranton. A Best Schools rank of #220 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means University of Scranton is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at University of Scranton in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, criminal justice degree recipients generally earn about $30,900 in the first five years of their career.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
321 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

UMGC is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Adelphi. A Best Schools rank of #215 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UMGC is a great university overall.

There were about 321 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at UMGC in the most recent year we have data available. Criminal Justice & Corrections degree recipients from University of Maryland Global Campus earn a boost of approximately $25,998 above the average income of criminal justice and corrections graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
306 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Lowell, UMass Lowell is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 28th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 306 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at UMass Lowell in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the criminal justice and corrections major at University of Massachusetts - Lowell earn $13,598 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#15

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
36th Most Popular In TX
72 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Fort Worth, TCU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #117 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means TCU is a great university overall.

There were about 72 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at TCU in the most recent data year.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY
227 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Selden, Suffolk County Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 38th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 227 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Suffolk County Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#17

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
183 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Garden City, Nassau Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #228 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Nassau Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 183 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Nassau Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the criminal justice program report average early career income of $28,100.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33rd Most Popular In WI

Herzing University - Brookfield is a fairly small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Brookfield.

There were about 3 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Herzing University - Brookfield in the most recent data year.

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#19

Winona State University

Winona, MN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
68 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Winona State is a moderately-sized public university located in the town of Winona. This university ranks 13th out of 63 schools for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were roughly 68 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Winona State in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the criminal justice and corrections program at Winona State University earn $6,948 more than the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Alexandria, ATCC is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 39th out of 63 colleges for overall quality in the state of Minnesota.

There were about 76 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at ATCC in the most recent data year. Those criminal justice and corrections students who get their degree from Alexandria Technical & Community College receive $9,248 more than the standard criminal justice student.

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#21

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
216 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Westfield is a medium-sized public university located in the suburb of Westfield. This university ranks 27th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 216 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Westfield in the most recent year we have data available. Those criminal justice and corrections students who get their degree from Westfield State University receive $4,748 more than the typical criminal justice grad.

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#22

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
105 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 6th out of 10 schools for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were roughly 105 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Salve Regina in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the criminal justice and corrections degree program at Salve Regina University make $8,498 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#23

Endicott College

Beverly, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Endicott is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Beverly. This college ranks 23rd out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 33 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Endicott in the most recent data year. After graduating, criminal justice degree recipients usually make an average of $33,100 in their early careers.

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#24

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 52 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Those criminal justice and corrections students who get their degree from George Washington University receive $25,948 more than the standard criminal justice student.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
178 Criminal Justice Degrees Awarded

Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. A Best Schools rank of #153 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were about 178 criminal justice and corrections students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the criminal justice program state that they receive average early career income of $33,300.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools

#26

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#27

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
#28

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA
#30

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

#34

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
#35

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY
#37

North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, MN

#42

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
#45

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT
#46

Norwich University

Northfield, VT
#47

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
#49

American University

Washington, DC

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1142 different United States criminal justice and corrections schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
51 Excelsior College Albany, NY
52 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
53 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
54 Butte College Oroville, CA
55 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
56 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
57 The University of Arizona Global Campus San Diego, CA
58 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
59 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
60 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
61 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
62 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
63 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
64 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
65 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
66 Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
67 Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA
68 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
69 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
70 University of New Haven West Haven, CT
71 Canisius College Buffalo, NY
72 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
73 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
74 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
75 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
76 Colorado State University - Global Campus Greenwood Village, CO
77 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
78 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
79 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
80 University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
81 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
82 Washington State University Pullman, WA
83 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
84 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
85 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
86 Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville, OH
87 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
88 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
89 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
90 Reinhardt University Waleska, GA
91 Florida International University Miami, FL
92 South Texas College McAllen, TX
93 Oakland City University Oakland City, IN
94 Waldorf University Forest City, IA
95 Loras College Dubuque, IA
96 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
97 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
98 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
99 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
100 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
101 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
102 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
103 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
104 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
105 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
106 Marymount University Arlington, VA
107 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
108 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
109 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
110 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT
111 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
112 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
113 National University La Jolla, CA
114 Thomas University Thomasville, GA
115 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
116 Columbia College Columbia, SC
117 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
118 Lynn University Boca Raton, FL
119 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
120 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
121 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
122 Simpson College Indianola, IA
123 Harding University Searcy, AR
124 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
125 Purdue University Global Indianapolis, IN
126 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
127 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
128 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
129 Seattle University Seattle, WA
130 St. Joseph’s College - New York Brooklyn, NY
131 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA
132 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
133 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
134 Bradley University Peoria, IL
135 Quincy College Quincy, MA
136 University of North Texas Denton, TX
137 Concordia University, Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
138 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
139 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
140 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
141 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
142 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
143 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
144 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
145 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
146 Baldwin Wallace University Berea, OH
147 Fisher College Boston, MA
148 Aurora University Aurora, IL
149 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
150 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
151 University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND
152 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
153 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
154 Minot State University Minot, ND
155 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
156 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
157 Messiah University Mechanicsburg, PA
158 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
159 Salem State University Salem, MA
160 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
161 Berkeley College - New York New York, NY
162 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN
163 Herzing University - Akron Akron, OH
164 Essex County College Newark, NJ
165 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
166 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
167 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
168 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
169 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
170 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
171 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools award.

Rank College Location
172 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
173 Ashland University Ashland, OH
174 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
175 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
176 Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, PA
177 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
178 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
179 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
180 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
180 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
182 Radford University Radford, VA
183 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
184 Curry College Milton, MA
185 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
186 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
187 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
188 Ball State University Muncie, IN
189 Texas A & M University - Central Texas Killeen, TX
190 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
191 Monroe College Bronx, NY
192 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
193 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
194 Franklin Pierce University Rindge, NH
195 Union County College Cranford, NJ
196 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
197 North Park University Chicago, IL
198 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
199 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
200 Marian University Fond Du Lac, WI
201 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD
202 Longwood University Farmville, VA
203 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
204 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA
205 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
206 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
207 University of Minnesota - Crookston Crookston, MN
208 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
209 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
210 Iona College New Rochelle, NY
211 Utica College Utica, NY
212 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
213 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
214 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
215 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
216 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
217 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA
218 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
219 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
220 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
221 Springfield College Springfield, MA
222 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
223 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
224 Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN
225 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
226 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
227 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
228 Kean University Union, NJ

Criminal Justice & Corrections by Region

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Criminal Justice Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice Studies 42,039
Criminal Justice 29,724
Criminal Justice & Police Science 10,885
Other Corrections & Criminal Justice 3,091
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General 1,132
Corrections 1,050
Securities Services Administration/Management 596
Law Enforcement Investigation & Interviewing 141
Corrections Administration 120
Security & Loss Prevention Services 56

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Majors Similar to Criminal Justice

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fire Protection 5,678
Homeland Security 5,232
Security Science and Technology 5,035
Other Homeland Security 1,417

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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