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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Iowa

46 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 53rd most popular major in the state.

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 42
Post-Master’s Certificate 4
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 4

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 8.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • White: 71.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.3%
  • Other Races: 10.9%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Iowa

There are 30,400 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $69,300, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Iowa that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,968 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. 100% of the teachers are full time.


Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,807 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $20,988.


Simpson College

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,355 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. In their early career, Simpson College grads earn an average salary of $37,800. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
33,372 Total Students

The 3.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. In their early career, Iowa State grads earn an average salary of $41,200.

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 8

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