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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Iowa

In 2020-2021, 36 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in IA.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 61st most popular major in the state out of a total 181 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 36

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 2.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.6%
  • White: 77.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 11.1%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 30,400 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Iowa

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $69,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.


There are 3 colleges in Iowa that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:


Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
21 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
1,705 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,497 a year.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,003 Total Students

The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at St. Ambrose University. The student loan default rate of 3.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.


Simpson College

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
1,267 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $19,644. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 3.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in IA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 34% $78,500
Financial Examiners 21% $57,120
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 15% $39,250
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,440
Computer Workers 13% $74,810
Forensic Science Technicians 11% $76,840
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 8% $78,210
Managers 6% $90,210
Emergency Management Directors 6% $62,910

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Homeland Security 11

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