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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New Jersey

3,376 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 285 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,606
Associate Degree 1,222
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 338
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 338
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 338
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 109
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 109
Master’s Degree 99
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 15.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 31.9%
  • White: 42.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New Jersey

There are 122,350 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 New Jersey

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $87,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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

320 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,122 Total Students

71% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Camden County College will pay a net price of $6,603. 100% of the teachers are full time.

300 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,549 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,200 a year. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Rowan University

Glassboro
230 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
19,678 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.40%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time.

224 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,411 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $21,654. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

221 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
13,231 Total Students

58% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $14,109. Graduates earn an average $44,300 after graduation.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
2,625 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,000 after graduation. An average student at Berkeley College - Woodland Park will pay a net price of $15,483. 100% of the teachers are full time.

171 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
14,064 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,604. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time.

143 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,438 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Brookdale Community College will pay a net price of $9,156.

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
9,635 Total Students

A typical student attending William Paterson University will pay a net price of $19,547. The student loan default rate of 8.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
7,550 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,400 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.87 years. 100% of the teachers are full time.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NJ

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 21% $118,760
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 13% $81,100
Private Detectives and Investigators 12% $62,060
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $63,720
Financial Examiners 9% $97,410
Accountants and Auditors 8% $81,190
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 8% $58,100
Computer Workers 7% $99,500
Managers 7% $127,510
Forensic Science Technicians 0% $58,850
Transit and Railroad Police -2% $82,080
Emergency Management Directors -3% $95,330
Correctional Officer Supervisors -13% $104,640
Correctional Officers and Jailers -14% $71,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Homeland Security 217
Other Homeland Security 154
Fire Protection 82

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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