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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in District of Columbia

257 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 19th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in District of Columbia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 218
Master’s Degree 30
Associate Degree 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, 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 District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Black or African American: 31.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • White: 43.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 6.2%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in District of Columbia

There are 64,230 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 District of Columbia

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $117,540 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 8 colleges in District of Columbia that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
27,017 Total Students

The 2.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $33,719. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid.

#2

American University

Washington
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
14,001 Total Students

An average student at The American University will pay a net price of $43,451. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 56%.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,457 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 13%. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid.

#4

Howard University

Washington
37 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
10,859 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $41,289. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.20%.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
1,846 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,396. In their early career, Trinity College grads earn an average salary of $32,300. The full-time teacher rate is 33%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
3,725 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,894. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
232 Total Students

In their early career, University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus grads earn an average salary of $30,200. 100% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
745 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,100 a year. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at Strayer University - District of Columbia.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in DC

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 35% $117,850
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $68,400
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 10% $58,850
Private Detectives and Investigators 9% $68,940
Computer Workers 8% $118,800
Accountants and Auditors 7% $91,890
Managers 3% $141,320
Financial Examiners 3% $154,300
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 2% $71,570
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $133,330
Emergency Management Directors 0% $134,790

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

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Homeland Security 191

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