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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in North Carolina

In 2018-2019, 5,097 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in NC.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 5th most popular major in the state 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 Than 1 Year 2,229
Bachelor’s Degree 1,775
Associate’s Degree 903
Master’s Degree 112
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 40
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 40
Post-Master’s Certificate 38
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 38

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 28.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.4%
  • White: 53.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in North Carolina

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $55,580 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

309 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,872 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,500 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,429.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,506. Most students complete their degree in 4.52 years. 81% of students get financical aid.

209 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 6.10% which is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
8,207 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.66 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

152 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,534 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,975. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,654 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,500 after graduation. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $6,397.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,318 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,520 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,000 a year. A typical student attending Guilford Technical Community College will pay a net price of $8,893.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,137 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 93% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 82%.

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

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