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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky

In 2020-2021, 170 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in KY.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 23rd most popular major in this state.

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 110
Post-Master’s Certificate 55
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 55
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 59.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 29.4%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Kentucky

There are 44,240 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.


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.


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

92 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
22,211 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,828. 98% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
19,110 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $13,476. Graduates earn an average $33,995 after graduation. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
14,465 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,723 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 7.50% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.49 years to complete their degree at Eastern.


Campbellsville University

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
12,771 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,819. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Campbellsville University. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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 143
Homeland Security 11

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