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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in California

In 2019-2020, 16,534 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 53rd most popular major in the state out of a total 260 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 364

Gender Distribution

In California, 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 California is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 58.9%
  • White: 19.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 9.9%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in California

In this state, there are 471,440 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in California

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $101,380, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 17 colleges in California that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
8,861 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $32,460. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid.

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135 Degrees in Major Awarded
7% Graduation Rate
31,115 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. In their early career, UAGC grads earn an average salary of $28,500. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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99 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
18,070 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 73% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
39,074 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at UC Davis.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
26,745 Total Students

95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $2,768. It takes the average student 5.14 years to graduate.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
40,069 Total Students

The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 48% of the teachers are full time.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
32,293 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $38,600 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 4.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
11,163 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 51%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.30%. 92% of students get financical aid.

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Loma Linda University

Loma Linda
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,468 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 3 to 1. 93% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.30%.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
19,689 Total Students

27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,342.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in CA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Forensic Science Technicians 15% $80,260
Financial Examiners 14% $96,750
Computer Workers 14% $98,010
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 13% $55,460
Accountants and Auditors 11% $75,690
Managers 11% $129,300
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $111,870

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Homeland Security 262
Other Homeland Security 28
Fire Protection 9

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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