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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Arkansas

1,220 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Arkansas in the 2019-2020 year.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 63rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Arkansas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 22.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 65.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 4.1%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Arkansas

In this state, there are 29,450 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Arkansas

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $47,680. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.


There are 2 colleges in Arkansas that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
8,899 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,200 a year. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
13,106 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,500 after graduation. The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in AR

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 27% $45,680
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19% $36,690
Managers 16% $75,190
Emergency Management Directors 15% $41,450
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,620
Financial Examiners 10% $66,940
Computer Workers 10% $74,130

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

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Homeland Security 28

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