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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Virginia

3,377 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 6th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,978
Associate’s Degree 449
Master’s Degree 405
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 247
Post-Master’s Certificate 209
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 209
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 83
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 83
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Black or African American: 20.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.3%
  • White: 47.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 17.8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 144,440 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Virginia

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $70,290. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 53 colleges in Virginia that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
891 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

The average student takes 4.49 years to complete their degree at Liberty University. The 9.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 97% of students get financical aid.

486 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. The 2.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

321 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 62%.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,941 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,105. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it. 28% of the teachers are full time.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $50,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,281.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $17,707. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
5,520 Total Students

11% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 36 to 1.

#8

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
92 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
12,947 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,554. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,000 a year. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
50,929 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,903. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,200 a year. 30% of the teachers are full time.

#10

Longwood University

Farmville
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,911 Total Students

In their early career, Longwood grads earn an average salary of $36,500. The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at Longwood. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in VA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 41% $108,580
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,910
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $67,470
Financial Examiners 18% $72,230
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $0
Accountants and Auditors 14% $76,490
Emergency Management Directors 13% $82,860
Computer Workers 12% $104,840
Managers 11% $130,590
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9% $53,570
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 9% $56,150
Police and Detective Supervisors 8% $85,300
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 7% $93,550
Bailiffs 2% $41,110
Correctional Officers and Jailers -6% $37,990
Correctional Officer Supervisors -8% $49,640

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Homeland Security 127
Other Homeland Security 124
Fire Protection 44

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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