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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Salve Regina University

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Salve Regina University

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

Salve Regina is located in Newport, Rhode Island and approximately 2,823 students attend the school each year. Of the 558 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University in 2019, 45 of them were criminal justice and corrections majors.

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.

Salve Regina Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Salve Regina

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.

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

  • Master’s Degree

Salve Regina Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks criminal justice programs across the country. The following shows how Salve Regina performed in these 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.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the criminal justice major at Salve Regina at 55 out of the 503 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 15% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #2 school in Rhode Island.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 55
Best Value Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 195
Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans 333
Most Focused Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 350
Most Popular Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections 497
Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates 578

In 2019, 47 students received their master’s degree in criminal justice from Salve Regina. This makes it the #40 most popular school for criminal justice master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Criminal Justice Graduates from Salve Regina Make?

The median salary of criminal justice students who receive their bachelor's degree at Salve Regina is $23,700. This is less than $32,500, which is the national average of all criminal justice majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Criminal Justice Student Demographics at Salve Regina

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

Salve Regina Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

58% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The criminal justice program at Salve Regina awarded 45 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 42% of these degrees went to men with the other 58% going to women.

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

About 80% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Salve Regina 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 Salve Regina University with a bachelor's in criminal justice.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Salve Regina University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 36
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Salve Regina Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Program

36% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 47 criminal justice students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Salve Regina, about 64% were men and 36% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 44% men graduate in criminal justice each year. Salve Regina does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 20% more men than average.

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

Of the students who received a criminal justice master's degree from Salve Regina, 66% 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 Salve Regina University with a master's in criminal justice.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors at Salve Regina University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 31
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

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 RI, the home state for Salve Regina University.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
Accountants and Auditors 4,420 $81,090
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 1,850 $60,890
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,770 $61,440
Computer Workers 1,410 $81,290
Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,070 $68,710

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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