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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

6,553 Yearly Graduations
$36,300 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.1% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

In 2017-2018, 6,553 earned their undergraduate certificate in criminal justice. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminal justice at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 56,431
Associate’s Degree 31,127
Basic Certificate 20,734
Master’s Degree 7,895
Undergraduate Certificate 6,553
Graduate Certificate 575
Doctor’s Degree 132

Earnings of Criminal Justice Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in criminal justice is $36,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $24,600 and the high is $43,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in criminal justice is $9,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,225 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,333.

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The median monthly payment of a criminal justice graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in criminal justice. About 61.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,047
Women 2,506
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The racial-ethnic distribution of criminal justice undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 113
Black or African American 888
Hispanic or Latino 1,691
White 3,429
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 425
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to criminal justice that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Fire Protection 1,028
Homeland Security 99
Other Homeland Security 44

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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