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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Missouri

1,789 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,075
Associate Degree 290
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 194
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 194
Master’s Degree 115
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 102
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 102
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 102
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

In Missouri, 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 Missouri is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 16.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.3%
  • White: 67.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Missouri

There are 79,100 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Missouri

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $56,700. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 41 colleges in Missouri that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

327 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,045 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,500 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#2

Columbia College

Columbia
295 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
8,347 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Park University

Parkville
220 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
10,165 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at Park University. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,800 after earning their degree at this institution. An average student at Park University will pay a net price of $15,579.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,959 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
22% Graduation Rate
1,020 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $13,233. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#6

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
109 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
7,382 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 4.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Lindenwood University grads earn an average salary of $34,400.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
16,147 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.62 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,001 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,700 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. 100% of the teachers are full time.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,206 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,400 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,796.

#10

Mineral Area College

Park Hills
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,410 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,270. The full-time teacher rate is 37%.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MO

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 42% $86,460
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 19% $73,930
Forensic Science Technicians 17% $50,310
Computer Workers 15% $83,720
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $36,470
Financial Examiners 13% $66,240
Emergency Management Directors 12% $57,290
Managers 10% $93,580
Fire Inspectors 9% $39,030
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 8% $48,080
Police and Detective Supervisors 6% $78,070
Accountants and Auditors 6% $63,640
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $53,010
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 5% $52,990
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4% $66,000
Bailiffs 0% $34,260
Correctional Officers and Jailers -11% $30,050
Correctional Officer Supervisors -13% $47,430

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Other Homeland Security 142
Fire Protection 123
Homeland Security 119

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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