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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 17,953 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in CA.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 6,888
Bachelor’s Degree 4,932
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4,185
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1,462
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1,462
Master’s Degree 484
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 54.8%
  • White: 24.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 9.1%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in California

There are 471,440 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in California

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $101,380, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 163 colleges in California that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park
1,415 Degrees in Major Awarded
35,403 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it. 33% of the teachers are full time.

1,016 Degrees in Major Awarded
31,366 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. 73% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

675 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,000 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,229.

#4

Ashford University

San Diego
637 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
34,710 Total Students

91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. 8% of the teachers are full time.

524 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,902 Total Students

87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $38,600 after graduation. The average student takes 5.14 years to complete their degree at Sac State.

386 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
35,303 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,700 after graduation. A typical student attending SDSU will pay a net price of $15,287. 52% of the teachers are full time.

366 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,280 Total Students

In their early career, Cal State Fullerton grads earn an average salary of $35,100. It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. The 2.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

365 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,893 Total Students

59% of students get financical aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,155. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time.

334 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
28,036 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 41%.

#10

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino
304 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,837 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 19%. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,000 a year.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in CA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Forensic Science Technicians 15% $80,260
Financial Examiners 14% $96,750
Computer Workers 14% $98,010
Private Detectives and Investigators 14% $65,420
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 13% $55,460
Managers 11% $129,300
Accountants and Auditors 11% $75,690
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $111,870
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $104,790
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 5% $100,310
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $77,520

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Fire Protection 3,318
Homeland Security 460
Other Homeland Security 63

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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