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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Illinois

2,972 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 67th most popular major in the state out of a total 233 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 176
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, 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 Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 15.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.5%
  • White: 50.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 11.0%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 153,330 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 Illinois

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $75,720 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 13 colleges in Illinois that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Lewis University

Romeoville
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,437 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,700 a year. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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29 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
7,490 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,210.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
17,834 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 82% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $27,315. In their early career, UChicago grads earn an average salary of $54,300.

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15 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
16,893 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

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11 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
33,518 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,312. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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11 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
2,644 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,400 after graduation. 93% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.97 years to complete their degree at CSU.

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#7

Governors State University

University Park
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,650 Total Students

In their early career, GSU grads earn an average salary of $37,300. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,077. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
20,720 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 77%.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
2,200 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,844. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at McKendree. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

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Aurora University

Aurora
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
6,265 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,215.

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3 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
8,626 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 78%. A typical student attending EIU will pay a net price of $14,607. The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in IL

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 23% $95,950
Computer Workers 9% $0
Accountants and Auditors 8% $71,470
Emergency Management Directors 8% $77,880
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 7% $51,150
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $52,000
Financial Examiners 5% $93,700

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Homeland Security 25
Fire Protection 17

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