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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Nevada

In 2019-2020, 642 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in NV.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 61st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Nevada

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 8
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 7.6%
  • Black or African American: 8.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 41.6%
  • White: 30.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 11.7%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Nevada

In this state, there are 34,270 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Nevada

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $69,110. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.


There are 3 colleges in Nevada that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
31,142 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,500 a year.

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2 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
20,722 Total Students

In their early career, UNR grads earn an average salary of $37,700. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid.

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0 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
143 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,400 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NV

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NV Job Growth NV Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 39% $85,870
Forensic Science Technicians 30% $70,800
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 29% $39,080
Computer Workers 25% $71,210
Accountants and Auditors 24% $62,350
Managers 19% $94,460
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19% $49,100

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