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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Massachusetts

2,978 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

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 1,562
Associate’s Degree 716
Master’s Degree 415
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 203
Post-Master’s Certificate 66
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 66
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 10.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 15.1%
  • White: 62.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Massachusetts

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

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

375 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

59% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.49 years to complete their degree at UMass Lowell. This public school has an average net price of $18,882.

245 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,100 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Westfield will pay a net price of $18,131. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.55 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid. The student loan default rate of 5.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.70%. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Boston U.

#5

Curry College

Milton
146 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
2,580 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $13,369. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Worcester State. The student loan default rate of 5.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,200 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,214 Total Students

In their early career, Bristol grads earn an average salary of $27,000. A typical student attending Bristol will pay a net price of $6,910. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,263 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,100 after graduation. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 25% of the teachers are full time.

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 8% $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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