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Basic Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

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Basic Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

21,156 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 44% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

In 2018-2019, 21,156 earned their basic certificate in criminal justice. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminal justice at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 55,297
Associate’s Degree 30,792
Basic Certificate 21,156
Master’s Degree 7,748
Undergraduate Certificate 6,694
Graduate Certificate 836
Doctor’s Degree 218

Earnings of Criminal Justice Majors With Basic Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for criminal justice majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in criminal justice. About 65.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 13,755
Women 7,401
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Criminal Justice

The racial-ethnic distribution of criminal justice basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 452
Black or African American 3,164
Hispanic or Latino 5,040
White 10,655
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,746
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to criminal justice that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fire Protection 6,640
Homeland Security 880
Other Homeland Security 254


*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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