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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Massachusetts

In 2019-2020, 2,771 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in MA.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 8th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,503
Associate Degree 649
Master’s Degree 363
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 221
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 221
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 221
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 25
Post-Master’s Certificate 25
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 61.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Massachusetts

In this state, there are 104,110 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Massachusetts

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $79,440 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 49 colleges in Massachusetts that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

375 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
18,150 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 58% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.45 years. The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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245 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,395 Total Students

The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at Westfield. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,167. The full-time teacher rate is 44%.

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230 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
10,651 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. The student loan default rate is 5.50% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

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187 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
32,718 Total Students

In their early career, Boston U grads earn an average salary of $49,200. The full-time teacher rate is 71%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it.

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Curry College

Milton
146 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
2,410 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

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135 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
16,259 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 61%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,340.

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128 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
5,724 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 46%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

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124 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,242 Total Students

97% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

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108 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,256 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

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105 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,942 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,100 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $7,528. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 25% $103,740
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $73,470
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $43,980
Accountants and Auditors 9% $74,890
Emergency Management Directors 8% $80,460
Managers 7% $120,100
Financial Examiners 6% $93,720
Fire Inspectors 6% $69,250
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $68,030
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $96,210
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 5% $94,560
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 5% $45,410
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $69,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Fire Protection 213
Other Homeland Security 91
Homeland Security 75

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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