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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in North Carolina

In 2019-2020, 4,538 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in NC.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major out of a total 284 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less 12 Weeks 1,850
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,850
Award Taking 12 Weeks to 1 Year 1,850
Bachelor’s Degree 1,801
Associate Degree 720
Master’s Degree 89
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 76
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 76
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 25.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 54.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in North Carolina

120,750 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $55,580, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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

309 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,760 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,876. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
28,798 Total Students

79% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,844. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
30,146 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 71%. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,529.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,078 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,800 a year. The student loan default rate is 6.90% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,932 Total Students

In their early career, FTCC grads earn an average salary of $21,100. 43% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $5,366.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,765 Total Students

In their early career, DCCC grads earn an average salary of $23,500. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
6,726 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,899. It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
12,243 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,900 a year. It takes the average student 4.35 years to graduate. 85% of students get financical aid.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,821 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,000 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Guilford Technical Community College will pay a net price of $8,584. 79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
8,262 Total Students

78% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.50 years to complete their degree at UNC Pembroke. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NC

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 33% $103,470
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $44,720
Financial Examiners 18% $62,410
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $46,240
Private Detectives and Investigators 14% $51,370
Accountants and Auditors 14% $69,840
Managers 12% $113,560
Computer Workers 12% $86,770
Emergency Management Directors 10% $72,620
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $58,350
Fire Inspectors 10% $53,460
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9% $46,160
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 8% $50,920
Police and Detective Supervisors 8% $65,930
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 6% $47,590
Bailiffs 0% $34,230
Correctional Officer Supervisors -9% $51,820
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $36,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Fire Protection 423
Homeland Security 239

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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