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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New Mexico

In 2018-2019, 741 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in NM.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 9th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New Mexico

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 395
Associate’s Degree 217
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 107
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 107
Master’s Degree 15
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NM Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 62.6%
  • White: 25.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New Mexico

In this state, there are 25,500 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. NM

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in New Mexico

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $55,360. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 27 colleges in New Mexico that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,296 Total Students

The average student takes 4.79 years to complete their degree at NMSU Main Campus. 74% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $7,867.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
22,729 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $28,100 after graduation.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,054 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,313. 28% of the teachers are full time.

#4

San Juan College

Farmington
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,741 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,747. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
3,193 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. 43% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,178.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,096 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,620. 34% of the teachers are full time.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
5,685 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $10,325. Graduates earn an average $25,100 after graduation.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,327 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending New Mexico Junior College will pay a net price of $7,079.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,110 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,900 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
2,787 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,072. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 90% of the teachers are full time.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NM

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 37% $103,140
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $37,950
Emergency Management Directors 11% $78,140
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $36,850
Accountants and Auditors 8% $60,120
Private Detectives and Investigators 7% $53,750
Computer Workers 6% $76,890
Managers 5% $94,930
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 4% $45,120
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $52,070
Police and Detective Supervisors 3% $73,780
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $83,170
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 0% $0
Correctional Officer Supervisors -7% $45,390
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $35,860

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

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Fire Protection 66

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