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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Missouri

2,150 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Missouri in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 6th most popular major in the 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 1,224
Associate’s Degree 395
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 211
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 211
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 165
Master’s Degree 142
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 16.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.1%
  • White: 63.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 8.0%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Missouri

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $56,700 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

327 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
6,006 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $9,635. Most students complete their degree in 4.84 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it.

#2

Columbia College

Columbia
295 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,080 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.04 years to graduate. 90% of students get financical aid.

#3

Park University

Parkville
220 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
11,415 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $16,185.

173 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
11,487 Total Students

94% of students get financical aid. The 8.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,368. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#6

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
109 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,468 Total Students

In their early career, Lindenwood University grads earn an average salary of $34,400. It takes the average student 4.46 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
16,375 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $14,273. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. 94% of students get financical aid.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
11,071 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at Southeast Missouri State University.

67 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,157 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 77% of students receive it.

#10

Mineral Area College

Park Hills
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,885 Total Students

A typical student attending MAC will pay a net price of $8,260. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,000 a year.

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 18% $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 -12% $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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