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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

6,694 Yearly Graduations
$36,300 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 46% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6,694 students 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 55,297
Associate’s Degree 30,792
Basic Certificate 21,156
Master’s Degree 7,748
Undergraduate Certificate 6,694
Graduate Certificate 836
Doctor’s Degree 218

Earnings of Criminal Justice Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in criminal justice is $36,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $24,600 to a high of $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 school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

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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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificate in criminal justice. About 62.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,201
Women 2,493
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 93
Black or African American 912
Hispanic or Latino 1,803
White 3,294
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 576
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 1,178
Homeland Security 82
Other Homeland Security 68

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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