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544 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 25th most popular major out of a total 264 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 346
Associate’s Degree 139
Master’s Degree 42
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 6.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.4%
  • White: 71.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 11.4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 30,400 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Iowa

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $69,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 28 colleges in Iowa that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,140. The average student takes 4.46 years to complete their degree at Iowa State.

#2

Waldorf University

Forest City
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
3,150 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,200 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,300 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

#4

Simpson College

Indianola
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,444 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.50%. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. The full-time teacher rate is 45%.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,895. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#6

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

An average student at Mount Mercy will pay a net price of $20,988. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. In their early career, Mount Mercy grads earn an average salary of $42,800.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
2,385 Total Students

An average student at UD Iowa will pay a net price of $23,759. In their early career, UD Iowa grads earn an average salary of $34,100. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,263 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Graduates earn an average $31,200 after graduation.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,674 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time.

#10

Grand View University

Des Moines
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.30%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. 41% of the teachers are full time.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in IA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 34% $78,500
Private Detectives and Investigators 22% $0
Financial Examiners 21% $57,120
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 15% $39,250
Bailiffs 14% $0
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,440
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $40,300
Computer Workers 13% $74,810
Forensic Science Technicians 11% $76,840
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 8% $78,210
Managers 6% $90,210
Emergency Management Directors 6% $62,910
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $80,120
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $58,500
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $66,810
Correctional Officer Supervisors -7% $71,140
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $51,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Homeland Security 298
Fire Protection 211

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