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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New York

9,689 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major out of a total 335 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,344
Associate’s Degree 4,153
Master’s Degree 653
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 307
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 307
Post-Master’s Certificate 151
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 151
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 61
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.1%
  • Black or African American: 19.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 31.0%
  • White: 37.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New York

There are 306,350 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in New York

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $81,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 96 colleges in New York that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

2,104 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,394 Total Students

In their early career, John Jay grads earn an average salary of $31,700. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

577 Degrees in Major Awarded
26,506 Total Students

27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,526. In their early career, BMCC grads earn an average salary of $24,800.

#3

Monroe College

Bronx
479 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
6,386 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. In their early career, Monroe College grads earn an average salary of $25,500.

#4

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City
294 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,300 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending LaGuardia will pay a net price of $7,877.

253 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,051 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,323. Graduates earn an average $24,100 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

248 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,411 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
26,078 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,389.

234 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,635 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 43% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $25,792.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,970 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.30%. A typical student attending SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale will pay a net price of $9,268.

207 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,529 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. 85% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $5,028.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NY

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $113,650
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 22% $53,460
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $63,790
Private Detectives and Investigators 19% $59,780
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 18% $52,850
Accountants and Auditors 16% $83,250
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $56,710
Emergency Management Directors 11% $88,310
Fire Inspectors 11% $63,600
Computer Workers 11% $90,430
Managers 10% $109,910
Financial Examiners 10% $101,450
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9% $78,750
Police and Detective Supervisors 9% $115,180
Transit and Railroad Police 9% $80,270
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 8% $84,340
Bailiffs 1% $69,890
Correctional Officer Supervisors -6% $89,670
Correctional Officers and Jailers -6% $63,600

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Homeland Security 660
Fire Protection 130
Other Homeland Security 29

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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