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Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice & Corrections

836 Yearly Graduations
$77,800 Median Salary
$34,746 Median Debt
There are 93 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in criminal justice. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 27 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.3% of criminal justice graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 836 students earned their graduate certificate in criminal justice. This earns it the #23 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in criminal justice at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 7,748
Graduate Certificate 836
Doctor’s Degree 218

Earnings of Criminal Justice Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in criminal justice is $77,800. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $77,800 to a high of $77,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in criminal justice is $34,746. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $41,085 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $28,407.

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The median monthly payment of a criminal justice graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $405.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in criminal justice. About 58.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 491
Women 345
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The racial-ethnic distribution of criminal justice graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 16
Black or African American 88
Hispanic or Latino 102
White 399
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 212
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Criminal Justice Graduate Certificate Students

There are 93 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
166 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

University of Virginia - Main Campus tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 24,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at University of Virginia.

127 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 127 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at John Jay. Of these students, 61% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
66 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at UMass Lowell. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#4

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
58 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salve Regina University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at Salve Regina. Of these students, 40% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
57 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their graduate certificate in criminal justice from U of L. Of these students, 16% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Arizona State University - Skysong. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The criminal justice program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 29 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 48% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is East Carolina University. Roughly 29,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,749 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at ECU. About 42% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Liberty University. Roughly 75,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at Liberty University. About 52% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in criminal justice. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in criminal justice from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#10

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
20 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The criminal justice program at American Public University System awarded 20 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

The criminal justice program at Champlain College awarded 18 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Each year, around 16,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,443 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,719 per year.

The criminal justice program at University of North Carolina at Wilmington awarded 14 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Utica College

Utica, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utica College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,480 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at Utica College. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#14

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Each year, around 35,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

The criminal justice program at George Mason University awarded 12 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in criminal justice. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in criminal justice from Drexel. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston - Downtown is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 13,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at University of Houston - Downtown. About 60% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Carlow University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carlow University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in criminal justice. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,652 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at Carlow. About 67% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Denver. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to criminal justice majors at U of Denver. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for criminal justice majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Roughly 28,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,788 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,583 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in criminal justice from University of Oklahoma. About 43% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California University of Pennsylvania is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in criminal justice. Roughly 7,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The criminal justice program at California University of Pennsylvania awarded 7 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 71% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to criminal justice that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Homeland Security 315
Other Homeland Security 65
Fire Protection 8

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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