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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Louisiana

1,256 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 10th most popular major in the state out of a total 165 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Louisiana

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 213

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 54.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • White: 34.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 5.5%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Louisiana

52,980 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Louisiana

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $53,180. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.


There are 6 colleges in Louisiana that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,438 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.70 years to graduate. In their early career, GSU grads earn an average salary of $21,900. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

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35 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
6,917 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

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33 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
2,264 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,284 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $32,600 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,267. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

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13 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
8,888 Total Students

In their early career, ULM grads earn an average salary of $31,600. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,453.

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1 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
16,450 Total Students

A typical student attending UL Lafayette will pay a net price of $12,487. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years. The student loan default rate of 8.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in LA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title LA Job Growth LA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 50% $72,520
Forensic Science Technicians 19% $43,340
Computer Workers 17% $62,800
Accountants and Auditors 12% $61,200
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 11% $49,230
Emergency Management Directors 10% $74,010
Managers 9% $79,900
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 0% $0

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

Major Annual Graduates in LA
Other Homeland Security 50
Homeland Security 13

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