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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Massachusetts

2,771 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Massachusetts in the 2019-2020 year.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 34th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 363
Post-Master’s Certificate 25
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 25
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.1%
  • White: 61.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Massachusetts

104,110 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $79,440, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 13 colleges in Massachusetts that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
32,718 Total Students

71% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it.

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146 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
18,150 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 4.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at UMass Lowell.

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Curry College

Milton
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
2,410 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,739. 100% of students get financical aid.

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30 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
22,905 Total Students

The 2.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $54,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,242 Total Students

99% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
10,651 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.50% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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16 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,395 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $36,300 after graduation.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
6,830 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.00%. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $30,701.

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12 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,310 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The 2.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. 9% of the teachers are full time.

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#10

Merrimack College

North Andover
11 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
5,418 Total Students

47% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Merrimack grads earn an average salary of $45,500. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 25% $103,740
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $73,470
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $43,980
Accountants and Auditors 9% $74,890
Emergency Management Directors 8% $80,460
Managers 7% $120,100
Financial Examiners 6% $93,720

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Homeland Security 72
Other Homeland Security 39

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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