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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky

156 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 23rd most popular major in the state out of a total 170 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 96
Post-Master’s Certificate 57
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 57
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 9.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.8%
  • White: 70.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 16.0%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Kentucky

44,240 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $50,490. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,670 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 6.40% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at UofL.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
16,966 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
14,980 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,800 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,845. The full-time teacher rate is 58%.


Campbellsville University

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
12,381 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.35 years. This private school has an average net price of $17,872. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in KY

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 17% $47,240
Financial Examiners 12% $55,290
Computer Workers 11% $78,830
Accountants and Auditors 10% $60,360
Managers 9% $89,310
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 7% $89,570
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $39,120

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Other Homeland Security 162
Homeland Security 4

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