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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Georgia

3,806 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Georgia in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 6th most popular major out of a total 302 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,357
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,197
Associate’s Degree 646
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 453
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 453
Master’s Degree 150
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 45.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • White: 40.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Georgia

There are 140,250 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Georgia

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $57,050. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 68 colleges in Georgia that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

262 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,219 Total Students

88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending CGTC will pay a net price of $2,427. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

216 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,076 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. Graduates earn an average $28,600 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

201 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,083 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $2,564. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,181 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $698. 43% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
35,420 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 63% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.88 years to complete their degree at KSU Georgia.

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,519. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,905 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. In their early career, Southern Crescent Technical College grads earn an average salary of $23,800. A typical student attending Southern Crescent Technical College will pay a net price of $5,112.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,637 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $393. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

122 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,817 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,377. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

#10

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville
116 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,812 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in GA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Transit and Railroad Police 33% $0
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 25% $59,380
Information Security Analysts 23% $90,600
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $46,230
Accountants and Auditors 17% $68,870
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $37,960
Emergency Management Directors 14% $63,580
Computer Workers 13% $85,280
Financial Examiners 12% $98,380
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 11% $42,070
Police and Detective Supervisors 11% $63,100
Private Detectives and Investigators 10% $47,500
Fire Inspectors 9% $50,340
Managers 9% $109,920
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 9% $53,640
Bailiffs 3% $46,470
Correctional Officers and Jailers -4% $34,170

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Fire Protection 219
Homeland Security 39
Other Homeland Security 36

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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