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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Arizona

In 2019-2020, 5,818 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in AZ.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major out of a total 300 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Arizona

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 1,906
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,906
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 1,906
Bachelor’s Degree 1,827
Associate Degree 991
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 624
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 624
Master’s Degree 441
Post-Master’s Certificate 29
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 29

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 10.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 33.9%
  • White: 36.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 17.2%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Arizona

There are 86,790 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Arizona

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $62,550, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 33 colleges in Arizona that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,938 Degrees in Major Awarded
12% Graduation Rate
89,763 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 77 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 88% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $12,944.

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1,505 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,362 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,320. 86% of students get financical aid.

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458 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
53,993 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $13,971.

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349 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
103,427 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. 8% of the teachers are full time.

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298 Degrees in Major Awarded

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,300 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. 56% of the teachers are full time.

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219 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,544 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 78% of students receive it. 26% of the teachers are full time.

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Phoenix College

Phoenix
90 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,538 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,744.

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88 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,768 Total Students

69% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,200. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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82 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,487 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,100 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. A typical student attending AWC will pay a net price of $10,165.

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82 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,948 Total Students

A typical student attending Mesa Community College will pay a net price of $9,669. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 63% of students get financical aid.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in AZ

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title AZ Job Growth AZ Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 38% $93,370
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 30% $37,300
Financial Examiners 26% $50,690
Emergency Management Directors 23% $0
Accountants and Auditors 19% $64,380
Forensic Science Technicians 18% $56,480
Computer Workers 17% $80,790
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $46,620
Managers 12% $98,540
Private Detectives and Investigators 10% $52,060
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 7% $65,220
Police and Detective Supervisors 7% $92,580
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $83,730
Bailiffs 0% $32,920
Correctional Officers and Jailers -5% $43,110
Correctional Officer Supervisors -5% $51,220

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

Major Annual Graduates in AZ
Homeland Security 623
Fire Protection 279
Other Homeland Security 6

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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