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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has a total student population of 50,411. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 206 students received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Rutgers New Brunswick.

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.

Rutgers New Brunswick Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Rutgers New Brunswick Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the criminal justice progam at Rutgers New Brunswick 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 Rutgers New Brunswick 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 Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools 102

Earnings of Rutgers New Brunswick Criminal Justice Graduates

The median salary of criminal justice students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is $33,861. This is less than $34,135, which is the national average of all criminal justice majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Criminal Justice Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

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

Rutgers New Brunswick Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 48% of criminal justice bachelor's degrees went to men and 52% went to women.


About 50% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Rutgers New Brunswick 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 Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a bachelor's in criminal justice.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 104
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in criminal justice. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Accountants and Auditors 37,370 $90,400
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 19,950 $83,720
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Correctional Officers and Jailers 11,240 $70,280
Computer Workers 9,770 $99,210


*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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