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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New Jersey

3,376 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 45th most popular major in the state out of a total 192 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 99
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 2

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 15.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 31.9%
  • White: 42.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 7.4%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New Jersey

There are 122,350 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 New Jersey

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $87,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 11 colleges in New Jersey that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
13,231 Total Students

A typical student attending Rutgers Newark will pay a net price of $14,109. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Rutgers Newark.

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20 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
7,479 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 8.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
7,550 Total Students

In their early career, NJCU grads earn an average salary of $33,400. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
9,893 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,678. In their early career, Stockton State grads earn an average salary of $35,600. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it.

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13 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,272 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, CSE grads earn an average salary of $33,000. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at CSE.

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Rowan University

Glassboro
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
19,678 Total Students

89% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 5.40% which is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,674 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.10%. 100% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,076 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,660. The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
14,064 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.80% which is lower than average. 94% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,800 a year.

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0 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,556 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 37%. In their early career, Felician grads earn an average salary of $41,100. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

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Saint Peter's University

Jersey City
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,197 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $33,400 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 33% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NJ

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 21% $118,760
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 13% $81,100
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $63,720
Financial Examiners 9% $97,410
Accountants and Auditors 8% $81,190
Computer Workers 7% $99,500
Managers 7% $127,510
Forensic Science Technicians 0% $58,850
Emergency Management Directors -3% $95,330

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Homeland Security 51
Other Homeland Security 6

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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