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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Colorado

2,113 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Colorado in the 2019-2020 year.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 23rd most popular major in the state out of a total 192 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Colorado

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 241
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Black or African American: 11.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 54.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 12.8%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Colorado

In this state, there are 96,200 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 Colorado

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $74,790, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 8 colleges in Colorado that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
28,244 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $16,435. It takes the average student 4.23 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

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29 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,578 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 6%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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20 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,563 Total Students

The 6.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 100% of the teachers are full time.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
13,856 Total Students

54% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $32,361. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,380 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending UCCS will pay a net price of $16,486.

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13 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
24,723 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,358. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. In their early career, CU Anschutz grads earn an average salary of $41,500.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
11,460 Total Students

The 5.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
7,839 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.70%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. 19% of the teachers are full time.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in CO

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 39% $57,020
Forensic Science Technicians 35% $62,870
Information Security Analysts 33% $98,090
Accountants and Auditors 25% $72,940
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,150
Computer Workers 20% $99,840
Financial Examiners 17% $75,810
Managers 16% $127,750
Emergency Management Directors 15% $84,430

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

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Homeland Security 55

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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