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Criminal Justice & Corrections at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

If you plan to study criminal justice and corrections, take a look at what New Mexico State University - Dona Ana has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NMSU Dona Ana is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico and approximately 8,054 students attend the school each year.

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.

NMSU Dona Ana Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Online Classes Are Available at NMSU Dona Ana

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.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? NMSU Dona Ana offers distance education options for criminal justice at the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree

NMSU Dona Ana Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

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.

Criminal Justice Student Demographics at NMSU Dona Ana

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the criminal justice majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

NMSU Dona Ana Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Program

63% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 37% of criminal justice associate's degrees went to men and 63% went to women.

NMSU Dona Ana Gender Breakdown of Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Grads

NMSU Dona Ana does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in criminal justice graduates 38% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New Mexico State University - Dona Ana with a associate's in criminal justice.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 68
White 7
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

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 NM, the home state for New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

Occupation Jobs in NM Average Salary in NM
Accountants and Auditors 6,050 $66,370
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4,310 $51,250
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,210 $36,250
Managers 2,850 $96,490
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,830 $41,460


*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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