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Criminal Justice & Corrections at University at Albany

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at University at Albany

Every criminal justice and corrections school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the criminal justice program at University at Albany stacks up to those at other schools.

UAlbany is located in Albany, New York and approximately 17,688 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 151 students received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UAlbany.

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.

UAlbany Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

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

UAlbany Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the criminal justice progam at UAlbany 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 UAlbany 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 Doctor’s Degree Schools 29
Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools 83
Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools 888

In 2021, 45 students received their master’s degree in criminal justice from UAlbany. This makes it the #37 most popular school for criminal justice master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in criminal justice, making the school the #12 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Criminal Justice Student Demographics at UAlbany

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

UAlbany Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The criminal justice program at UAlbany awarded 151 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 32% of these degrees went to men with the other 68% going to women.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at UAlbany 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 University at Albany with a bachelor's in criminal justice.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 79
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UAlbany Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Program

62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 45 criminal justice majors earned their master's degree from UAlbany. Of these graduates, 38% were men and 62% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 22
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

UAlbany also has a doctoral program available in criminal justice. In 2021, 3 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 NY, the home state for University at Albany.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Accountants and Auditors 110,780 $96,300
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 53,560 $74,860
Correctional Officers and Jailers 35,460 $64,490
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 28,530 $58,050
Managers 16,600 $124,160


*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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