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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Colorado

In 2019-2020, 2,113 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in CO.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 10th most popular major in the state 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 1,183
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 363
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 363
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 263
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 263
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 263
Master’s Degree 241
Associate Degree 53
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Black or African American: 11.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 54.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 12.8%
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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.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Colorado

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

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

574 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
28,244 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1. In their early career, Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs grads earn an average salary of $27,900. The average student takes 4.23 years to complete their degree at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs.

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Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
195 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,506 Total Students

A typical student attending PPCC will pay a net price of $10,336. 68% of students get financical aid. 94% of the teachers are full time.

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160 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
19,086 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.92 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Graduates earn an average $34,100 after graduation.

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128 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,380 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,600 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.57 years to complete their degree at UCCS.

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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction
127 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
9,110 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $30,700 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years.

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110 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
11,460 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,714. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time.

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103 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,578 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 6% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 27 to 1. The student loan default rate of 3.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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102 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,029 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,257. In their early career, Red Rocks Community College grads earn an average salary of $30,200. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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96 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
24,723 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%. 67% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

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82 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,981 Total Students

80% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $8,386. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

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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 39% $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

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