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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Colorado

2,048 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Colorado in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 10th most popular major out of a total 281 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,122
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 328
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 300
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 300
Master’s Degree 205
Associate’s Degree 80
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 11.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.0%
  • White: 56.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Colorado

There are 96,200 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Colorado

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $74,790 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 24 colleges in Colorado that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

574 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
26,184 Total Students

28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation.

#2

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
195 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,204 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time.

160 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,192 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 5.07 years. 73% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, MSU Denver grads earn an average salary of $34,100.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
13,123 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,812. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

#5

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
127 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
9,492 Total Students

The average student takes 4.76 years to complete their degree at Colorado Mesa. In their early career, Colorado Mesa grads earn an average salary of $30,700. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,840.

110 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
13,437 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,476 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 6%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1. The student loan default rate is 4.20% which is lower than average.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,384 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. In their early career, Red Rocks Community College grads earn an average salary of $30,200.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
25,645 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,446. The average student takes 4.68 years to complete their degree at CU Anschutz.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,250 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 100% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in CO

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 38% $57,020
Forensic Science Technicians 35% $62,870
Information Security Analysts 33% $98,090
Accountants and Auditors 25% $72,940
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,150
Computer Workers 20% $99,840
Financial Examiners 17% $75,810
Fire Inspectors 17% $73,250
Managers 16% $127,750
Emergency Management Directors 15% $84,430
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 15% $43,880
Private Detectives and Investigators 15% $50,740
Bailiffs 13% $62,640
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 13% $74,550
Police and Detective Supervisors 11% $107,560
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 8% $83,940
Transit and Railroad Police 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Fire Protection 478
Homeland Security 71
Other Homeland Security 1

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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