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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Georgia

3,711 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 35th most popular major in the 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 139
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 women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 46.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.4%
  • White: 37.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Georgia

There are 140,250 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Georgia

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

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

73 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
8,372 Total Students

In their early career, CSU grads earn an average salary of $28,600. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
2% Graduation Rate
5,405 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. An average student at South University's online programs will pay a net price of $21,178.

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12 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
36,360 Total Students

95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time.

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10 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
6,509 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

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10 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
41,181 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $17,221. 65% of the teachers are full time. 92% of students get financical aid.

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9 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
19,793 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,400 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
6,873 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Graduates earn an average $35,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
9,006 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.40% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.25 years to graduate. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
3,776 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
7,052 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,918. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time.

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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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