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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Alabama

In 2019-2020, 1,805 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in AL.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 20th most popular major out of a total 162 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Alabama

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 195

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 32.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 47.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 12.6%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Alabama

There are 45,990 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Alabama

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $59,910. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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

#1

Faulkner University

Montgomery
56 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,961 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.65 years to complete their degree at Faulkner. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

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52 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
18,533 Total Students

39 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. An average student at Columbia Southern University will pay a net price of $10,368. The full-time teacher rate is 49%.

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46 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
16,497 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.60%. The full-time teacher rate is 47%. In their early career, TROY grads earn an average salary of $30,400.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
37,840 Total Students

In their early career, UA grads earn an average salary of $37,400. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $22,597. 76% of the teachers are full time.

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10 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
5,212 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
22,563 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,953. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.44 years.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,086 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. It takes the average student 4.67 years to graduate.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
4% Graduation Rate
349 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,900 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 11%.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
9,238 Total Students

In their early career, Jacksonville State University grads earn an average salary of $28,700. The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,559.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
4,072 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $13,650. The average student takes 4.66 years to complete their degree at Alabama State.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in AL

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 37% $89,410
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 14% $64,350
Forensic Science Technicians 12% $50,840
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $37,950
Accountants and Auditors 9% $63,670
Financial Examiners 7% $50,680
Managers 6% $101,560
Emergency Management Directors 5% $61,390
Computer Workers 5% $87,980

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

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Homeland Security 192

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