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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Georgia

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

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 35th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 150
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 32.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • White: 58.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 2.6%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Georgia

In this state, there are 140,250 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Georgia

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $57,050 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in Georgia that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
7,877 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 62% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.82 years to graduate.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
6,195 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
35,041 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,519. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
6,122 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $13,066. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
37,807 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. It takes the average student 4.88 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
19,748 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years. The full-time teacher rate is 71%.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
7,031 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,189. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. 96% of students get financical aid.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
8,740 Total Students

The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. An average student at Mercer will pay a net price of $20,828. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,800 a year.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
3,920 Total Students

61% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,879 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 66% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,160.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in GA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 25% $59,380
Information Security Analysts 23% $90,600
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $46,230
Accountants and Auditors 17% $68,870
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $37,960
Emergency Management Directors 14% $63,580
Computer Workers 13% $85,280
Financial Examiners 12% $98,380
Managers 9% $109,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Homeland Security 5

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