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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 4,076 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in PA.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 8th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,539
Associate’s Degree 874
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 263
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 263
Master’s Degree 259
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 89
Post-Master’s Certificate 31
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 31
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 14.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • White: 65.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Pennsylvania

165,320 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. PA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $69,850, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 112 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Temple University

Philadelphia
200 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

90% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.44 years to complete their degree at Temple. The student loan default rate is 5.10% which is lower than average.

193 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $30,996. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Penn State University Park. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The student loan default rate is 4.90% which is lower than average.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
8,909 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 7.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate.

132 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
7,310 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,300 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,314 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 22%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,931. 65% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#7

Lackawanna College

Scranton
108 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,873 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,290 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. 88% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
6,412 Total Students

The 8.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, East Stroudsburg University grads earn an average salary of $33,500. 72% of the teachers are full time.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,483 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $21,615. It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in PA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Forensic Science Technicians 16% $46,900
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 12% $75,010
Financial Examiners 9% $80,180
Accountants and Auditors 9% $67,480
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8% $40,830
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $42,750
Emergency Management Directors 4% $65,380
Police and Detective Supervisors 4% $89,130
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $67,440
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3% $77,340
Managers 3% $116,820
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 2% $50,890
Transit and Railroad Police 0% $0
Bailiffs -4% $32,650
Correctional Officer Supervisors -8% $0
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $51,010

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Homeland Security 265
Other Homeland Security 106
Fire Protection 40

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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