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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Arkansas

In 2018-2019, 1,316 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in AR.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 7th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 459
Bachelor’s Degree 393
Associate’s Degree 242
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 208
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 208
Master’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 21.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.1%
  • White: 65.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 3.8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Arkansas

In this state, there are 29,450 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Arkansas

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $47,680. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 38 colleges in Arkansas that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

282 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,082 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. In their early career, SAU Tech grads earn an average salary of $24,000. 85% of students get financical aid.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

The average student takes 4.88 years to complete their degree at UA Little Rock. 97% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

142 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,446 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,291. The full-time teacher rate is 56%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
127 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,900 after graduation. The average student takes 4.63 years to complete their degree at ATU. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,362.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,582 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. A typical student attending Black River Technical College will pay a net price of $6,849. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

#6

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
94 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. 77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,642.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
6,557 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,397.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,579 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.97 years. 81% of the teachers are full time.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,473 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 93% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,500 a year.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,979 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 33% are considered full time. 81% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in AR

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 27% $45,680
Fire Inspectors 25% $44,440
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19% $36,690
Managers 16% $75,190
Emergency Management Directors 15% $41,450
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,620
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 12% $37,680
Police and Detective Supervisors 12% $51,470
Financial Examiners 10% $66,940
Computer Workers 10% $74,130
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 10% $44,700
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 8% $48,630
Bailiffs 0% $33,260
Correctional Officer Supervisors -3% $46,660

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Fire Protection 121
Homeland Security 91

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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