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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Florida

634 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 16th most popular major in the 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 599
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 32
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 29.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.2%
  • White: 39.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.5%
  • Other Races: 11.2%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Florida

There are 223,510 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Florida

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $63,040 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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
42% Graduation Rate
11,808 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 23% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at St. Leo University. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

82 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
68,475 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%. Graduates earn an average $37,100 after graduation.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
41,005 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. 86% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%.

#4

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,435 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.20%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
57,942 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 89% of students receive it. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,311.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,510 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. The full-time teacher rate is 68%. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
14,168 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 19 to 1. An average student at Embry-Riddle Worldwide will pay a net price of $18,688.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
43,846 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.20% which is lower than average. 91% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
16,776 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. 96% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UNF will pay a net price of $10,951.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
29,772 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,768.

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 16% $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

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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