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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Temple University

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Criminal Justice & Corrections at Temple University

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

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 37,236. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 207 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.

Temple Criminal Justice & Corrections Degrees Available

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

Temple Criminal Justice & Corrections Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the criminal justice progam at Temple 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 Temple 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 588

In 2021, 8 students received their master’s degree in criminal justice from Temple. This makes it the #177 most popular school for criminal justice master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in criminal justice, making the school the #18 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Criminal Justice Graduates from Temple Make?

The median salary of criminal justice students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $34,097. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $34,135 for all criminal justice students.


Criminal Justice Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 207 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice & Corrections from Temple in 2020-2021, 34% were men and 66% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 19
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 103
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Temple Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Program

63% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 students who earned a master's degree in Criminal Justice & Corrections from Temple in 2020-2021, 38% were men and 63% were women.


Of the students who received a criminal justice master's degree from Temple, 63% 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 Temple University with a master's in criminal justice.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Temple also has a doctoral program available in criminal justice. In 2021, 2 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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Accountants and Auditors 51,720 $75,250
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 27,850 $66,600
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 20,160 $43,680
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Correctional Officers and Jailers 16,850 $54,140


*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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