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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Nevada

661 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 12th most popular major in the state out of a total 201 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Nevada

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 335
Associate’s Degree 251
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 54
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 14
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 14
Master’s Degree 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 6.8%
  • Black or African American: 8.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 37.1%
  • White: 33.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 13.9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Nevada

34,270 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. NV

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Nevada

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $69,110. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in Nevada that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
30,457 Total Students

A typical student attending UNLV will pay a net price of $10,551. In their early career, UNLV grads earn an average salary of $36,500. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 96% are considered full time.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
34,169 Total Students

99% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. This public school has an average net price of $6,752.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,861 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 72% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 96% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#4

Nevada State College

Henderson
39 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
4,930 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 8.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,980.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
320 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $14,777. The average student takes 5.47 years to complete their degree at UOPX - Nevada. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#6

Western Nevada College

Carson City
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,327 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 24%. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
243 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 50% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year. This private school has an average net price of $17,247.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,067 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $16,253. The student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
3,451 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 75% of students receive it. In their early career, Great Basin College grads earn an average salary of $25,600. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,502.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,463 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,700 a year.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NV

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NV Job Growth NV Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 39% $85,870
Forensic Science Technicians 30% $70,800
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 29% $39,080
Transit and Railroad Police 29% $73,580
Computer Workers 25% $71,210
Accountants and Auditors 24% $62,350
Managers 19% $94,460
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19% $49,100
Police and Detective Supervisors 17% $101,390
Private Detectives and Investigators 17% $69,300
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 16% $81,160
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 16% $68,460
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 10% $48,670
Correctional Officer Supervisors 4% $79,160
Bailiffs 0% $57,830

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

Major Annual Graduates in NV
Fire Protection 70
Homeland Security 3

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