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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky

1,394 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Kentucky in the 2019-2020 year.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 23rd most popular major 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 101
Post-Master’s Certificate 67
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 67
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

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: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 9.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 77.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 8.8%

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:

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,800 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UofL.

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

29% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

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

This public school has an average net price of $14,149. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 58% of the teachers are full time.

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Campbellsville University

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 39%.

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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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