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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Maryland

1,568 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Maryland in the 2019-2020 year.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 27th most popular major in the state out of a total 204 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Maryland

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 30
Post-Master’s Certificate 10
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 10

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 43.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 37.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.9%
  • Other Races: 5.7%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Maryland

In this state, there are 94,100 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Maryland

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $68,230, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.


There are 7 colleges in Maryland that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
58,526 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 55% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 6%. This public school has an average net price of $14,288.

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55 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
4,169 Total Students

A typical student attending UB will pay a net price of $21,183. Most students complete their degree in 4.76 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

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Stevenson University

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
3,492 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 6.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at Stevenson will pay a net price of $27,142.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
21,917 Total Students

82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average. In their early career, Towson grads earn an average salary of $40,700.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,137 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $70,000 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
2,560 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.20%. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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2 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
2,348 Total Students

A typical student attending Coppin will pay a net price of $11,686. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 50% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.58 years to complete their degree at Coppin.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MD

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $72,350
Information Security Analysts 8% $109,750
Forensic Science Technicians 7% $62,500
Accountants and Auditors 7% $74,030
Financial Examiners 3% $62,930
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3% $57,830
Managers 2% $119,900
Computer Workers 2% $116,360

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

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Homeland Security 29

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