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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Iowa

In 2019-2020, 512 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in IA.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 53rd most popular major in this 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 43

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.9%
  • White: 65.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 11.9%

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

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at St. Ambrose University.

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Mount Mercy University

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

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,800 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.30%.

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Simpson College

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

The average student takes 4.03 years to complete their degree at Simpson College. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $37,800 after graduation.

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3 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
31,822 Total Students

84% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,496.

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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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