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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Charleston Southern University

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Charleston Southern University

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

CSU is located in Charleston, South Carolina and approximately 3,477 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 33 criminal justice majors received their bachelor's degree from CSU.

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.

CSU Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at CSU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

For those who are interested in distance learning, CSU does offer online courses in criminal justice for the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

CSU Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The criminal justice major at CSU 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
Most Focused Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools 381
Most Focused Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools 546
Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools 660

In 2019, 14 students received their master’s degree in criminal justice from CSU. This makes it the #125 most popular school for criminal justice master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Criminal Justice Graduates from CSU Make?

The median salary of criminal justice students who receive their bachelor's degree at CSU is $36,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 11% 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 CSU

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

CSU Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 33 criminal justice students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from CSU, about 36% were men and 64% were women.

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

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 12% more racial-ethnic minorities in its criminal justice bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Charleston Southern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

CSU Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Program

43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who earned a master's degree in Criminal Justice & Corrections from CSU in 2018-2019, 57% were men and 43% were women.

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

Of the students who received a criminal justice master's degree from CSU, 57% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Charleston Southern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 8
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

CSU also has a doctoral program available in criminal justice. In 2019, 0 student 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 SC, the home state for Charleston Southern University.

Occupation Jobs in SC Average Salary in SC
Accountants and Auditors 14,890 $64,750
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 11,180 $42,280
Correctional Officers and Jailers 6,200 $37,560
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3,320 $38,930
Police and Detective Supervisors 1,770 $61,160

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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