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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Illinois

3,242 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,966
Associate’s Degree 652
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 303
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 159
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 159
Master’s Degree 154
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 17.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.9%
  • White: 49.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Illinois

153,330 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Illinois

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $75,720. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 82 colleges in Illinois that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

450 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
8,777 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 32 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $12,022.

370 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,502 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 9.50% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate.

215 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,301. The student loan default rate of 3.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid.

#4

Lewis University

Romeoville
167 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,440 Total Students

99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,841 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 6.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending SIUE will pay a net price of $13,532.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,007 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. Graduates earn an average $42,700 after graduation.

81 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
6,005 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 30%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. An average student at Aurora will pay a net price of $17,613.

#10

Governors State University

University Park
75 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,857 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,050. Graduates earn an average $37,300 after graduation.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in IL

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 23% $95,950
Private Detectives and Investigators 9% $55,580
Computer Workers 8% $0
Accountants and Auditors 8% $71,470
Emergency Management Directors 8% $77,880
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 7% $51,150
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $52,000
Financial Examiners 5% $93,700
Police and Detective Supervisors 4% $109,200
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $82,670
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 4% $40,830
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3% $84,540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 3% $63,330
Correctional Officer Supervisors 3% $86,340
Transit and Railroad Police 0% $69,740
Bailiffs -5% $65,510

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Fire Protection 658
Homeland Security 50
Other Homeland Security 10

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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