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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Mississippi

670 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 36th most popular major out of a total 139 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Mississippi

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 50
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 47.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.8%
  • White: 43.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Mississippi

There are 26,980 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Mississippi

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $51,560, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
2,032 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $19,900 after graduation. 70% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid.

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9 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
21,014 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.34 years to graduate. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,016.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
4,667 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year. This private school has an average net price of $17,186. The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,999 Total Students

The average student takes 4.61 years to complete their degree at Delta State University. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,100 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
14,606 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 99%. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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2 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
6,921 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,484. The full-time teacher rate is 67%.

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0 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
5,472 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,400 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 56%.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in MS

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title MS Job Growth MS Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 20% $63,040
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $69,400
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $51,790
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7% $31,860
Managers 6% $72,130
Emergency Management Directors 6% $38,530
Accountants and Auditors 6% $56,690
Computer Workers 3% $78,970
Financial Examiners 0% $77,370

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