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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Illinois

In 2018-2019, 162 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in IL.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 67th most popular major 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 154
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 21.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.6%
  • White: 53.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.9%
  • Other Races: 9.3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $75,720, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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
66% Graduation Rate
6,359 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,624 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 9.50% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 90% are considered full time.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
17,452 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 61% of students receive it. In their early career, UChicago grads earn an average salary of $54,300. 83% of the teachers are full time.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,159 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. 51% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $34,024.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
32,324 Total Students

The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UIC. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,600 a year.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
3,039 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,365. 98% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Governors State University

University Park
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,789 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 45%. Graduates earn an average $37,300 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,878 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.90% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.39 years. This public school has an average net price of $21,301.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,292 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

#10

Aurora University

Aurora
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
6,246 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,806 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 7.20% which is lower than average. A typical student attending EIU will pay a net price of $13,851.

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 8% $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

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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