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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Mississippi

652 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Mississippi in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 19th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Mississippi

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 403
Associate’s Degree 189
Master’s Degree 34
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 19
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 19
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 7

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MS Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 49.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • White: 40.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 3.8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MS Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Mississippi

There are 26,980 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. MS

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Mississippi

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $51,560 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Mississippi that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
22,456 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Ole Miss. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

94 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,509 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,200 after graduation. The average student takes 4.60 years to complete their degree at Southern Miss. 98% of the teachers are full time.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
7,250 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,492. 68% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.60 years to graduate.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,950 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $7,677. 93% of students get financical aid.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
2,285 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at Mississippi Valley State University.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,930 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,465. In their early career, ICC grads earn an average salary of $22,600.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,103 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,678 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,600 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
3,715 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Delta State University.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,895 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,000 Total Students

In their early career, EMCC grads earn an average salary of $21,200. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,489.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MS

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 20% $63,040
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $69,400
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $51,790
Private Detectives and Investigators 9% $46,430
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7% $31,860
Fire Inspectors 7% $0
Managers 6% $72,130
Emergency Management Directors 6% $38,530
Accountants and Auditors 6% $56,690
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $47,830
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $34,530
Computer Workers 3% $78,970
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $52,470
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 2% $37,930
Financial Examiners 0% $77,370
Bailiffs -6% $30,420
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $28,190
Correctional Officer Supervisors -9% $38,220

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

Major Annual Graduates in MS
Fire Protection 8
Other Homeland Security 3

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