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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Alabama

1,892 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Alabama in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Alabama

Criminal Justice majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,280
Associate’s Degree 335
Master’s Degree 212
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 39
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 26
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 26

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a criminal justice major is more popular with men than with women.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of criminal justice majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 35.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • White: 51.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 8.0%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Alabama

There are 45,990 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Alabama

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $59,910, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 32 colleges in Alabama that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

597 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
21,104 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $9,910. 95% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.38 years to complete their degree at Columbia Southern University.

277 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
16,981 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending TROY will pay a net price of $13,313.

229 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,390 Total Students

75% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

#4

Faulkner University

Montgomery
136 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
3,178 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.52 years to complete their degree at Faulkner. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,557.

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

78% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at UAB. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
8,479 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $16,962. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
4,413 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 58%.

#8

Miles College

Fairfield
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
1,550 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 71%.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,106 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,444. The average student takes 5.05 years to complete their degree at AAMU.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in AL

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 37% $89,410
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 14% $64,350
Forensic Science Technicians 12% $50,840
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $37,950
Private Detectives and Investigators 9% $49,280
Accountants and Auditors 9% $63,670
Fire Inspectors 8% $64,800
Financial Examiners 7% $50,680
Managers 6% $101,560
Emergency Management Directors 5% $61,390
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $64,460
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $44,560
Computer Workers 5% $87,980
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 4% $45,410
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3% $54,870
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $36,330
Correctional Officer Supervisors -9% $55,090

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to criminal justice.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Fire Protection 1,077
Homeland Security 262

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