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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Capella University

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Capella University

What traits are you looking for in a criminal justice school? To help you decide if Capella University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's criminal justice program.

Capella University is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a total student population of 36,284. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 students received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Capella University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Criminal Justice & Corrections section at the bottom of this page.

Capella University Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Doctorate Degree in Criminal Justice

Online Classes Are Available at Capella University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Capella University does offer online education options in criminal justice for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Capella University Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the criminal justice progam at Capella University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The criminal justice major at Capella University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Criminal Justice & Corrections. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 11
Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans 21
Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates 31
Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools 213
Most Popular Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 556
Most Focused Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 1,518

In 2019, 88 students received their master’s degree in criminal justice from Capella University. This makes it the #19 most popular school for criminal justice master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 17 students who received their doctoral degrees in criminal justice, making the school the #5 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Capella University Criminal Justice Graduates

The median salary of criminal justice students who receive their bachelor's degree at Capella University is $41,400. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 27% higher than the national average of $32,500 for all criminal justice bachelor's degree recipients.

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Criminal Justice Student Demographics at Capella University

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

Capella University Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 40 criminal justice students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Capella University, about 48% were men and 52% were women.

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

About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Capella University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Capella University with a bachelor's in criminal justice.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 21
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Capella University Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Program

59% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 88 students who earned a master's degree in Criminal Justice & Corrections from Capella University in 2018-2019, 41% were men and 59% were women.

Capella University Gender Breakdown of Criminal Justice & Corrections Master's Degree Grads

In the criminal justice master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 51% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Capella University with a master's in criminal justice.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Capella University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

Capella University also has a doctoral program available in criminal justice. In 2019, 17 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Criminal Justice Grads May Go Into

A degree in criminal justice can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MN, the home state for Capella University.

Occupation Jobs in MN Average Salary in MN
Accountants and Auditors 22,960 $72,480
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9,450 $69,060
Managers 9,350 $128,590
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150 $55,560
Computer Workers 6,200 $81,650

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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