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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Connecticut

1,226 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Connecticut in the 2019-2020 year.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 6th most popular major out of a total 247 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Connecticut

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 709
Associate Degree 298
Master’s Degree 184
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 29
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 29
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 29
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 1
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 1

Gender Distribution

In Connecticut, 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 Connecticut is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 13.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.9%
  • White: 53.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 10.3%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Connecticut

44,280 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Connecticut

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $74,280. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 25 colleges in Connecticut that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

581 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
6,961 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.30%. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

#2

Post University

Waterbury
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
16% Graduation Rate
13,844 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $15,653. 52% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
9,313 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 3.90% which is lower than average. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
5,246 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. A typical student attending WestConn will pay a net price of $18,215. Graduates earn an average $35,700 after graduation.

52 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,448 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 22%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,142. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,083 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,600 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $6,767. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,821 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,161. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

47 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,106 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,000 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 68% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,846.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
1,384 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years.

41 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
9,746 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in CT

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title CT Job Growth CT Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 13% $0
Computer Workers 12% $99,730
Financial Examiners 9% $102,950
Emergency Management Directors 9% $85,680
Accountants and Auditors 9% $76,450
Managers 9% $118,140
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8% $70,230
Police and Detective Supervisors 2% $95,840
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 2% $71,350
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1% $85,310
Forensic Science Technicians 0% $74,700
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 0% $57,380
Private Detectives and Investigators 0% $57,300
Correctional Officer Supervisors -14% $72,860
Correctional Officers and Jailers -15% $54,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in CT
Other Homeland Security 132
Fire Protection 73
Homeland Security 20

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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