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Basic Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

20,734 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

In 2017-2018, 20,734 basic certificate were awarded to criminal justice majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminal justice at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 56,431
Associate’s Degree 31,127
Basic Certificate 20,734
Master’s Degree 7,895
Undergraduate Certificate 6,553
Graduate Certificate 575
Doctor’s Degree 132

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

The data on debt ranges for criminal justice majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificate in criminal justice. About 65.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 13,561
Women 7,173
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 460
Black or African American 3,025
Hispanic or Latino 4,957
White 10,542
International Students 68
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,682
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 12,590
Homeland Security 742
Other Homeland Security 446


*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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