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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Florida

In 2019-2020, 8,510 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in FL.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 16th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 587
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 25
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 25
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20

Gender Distribution

In Florida, 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 Florida is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 21.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 26.8%
  • White: 43.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 223,510 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 Florida

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $63,040. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 23 colleges in Florida that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo
223 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
9,832 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 21%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

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82 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
71,881 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 98%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%.

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75 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
43,569 Total Students

The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at Florida State. 85% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $36,500 after graduation.

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#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
20,888 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

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37 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
58,836 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.20%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

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29 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,330 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. 68% of the teachers are full time.

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22 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
13,904 Total Students

In their early career, Embry-Riddle Worldwide grads earn an average salary of $47,900. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
50,626 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $8,355. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
16,926 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,800 after graduation. This public school has an average net price of $9,606. 90% of students get financical aid.

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12 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
30,805 Total Students

In their early career, FAU grads earn an average salary of $36,200. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in FL

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 38% $89,160
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $40,000
Financial Examiners 23% $77,290
Forensic Science Technicians 22% $51,650
Accountants and Auditors 20% $62,270
Emergency Management Directors 20% $84,980
Computer Workers 19% $76,500
Managers 17% $90,740
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $61,830

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Homeland Security 189
Fire Protection 12
Other Homeland Security 7

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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