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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New Mexico

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

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 50th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New Mexico

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 19
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 63.0%
  • White: 24.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 7.3%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New Mexico

There are 25,500 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in New Mexico

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $55,360. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.


There are 5 colleges in New Mexico that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
14,227 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,659. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,800 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

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3 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
904 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,850.

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2 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
2,896 Total Students

In their early career, Western New Mexico University grads earn an average salary of $24,900. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

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1 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
1,686 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,595. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time.

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0 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
13 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1. In their early career, UOPX - New Mexico grads earn an average salary of $28,400.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NM

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 37% $103,140
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $37,950
Emergency Management Directors 11% $78,140
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $36,850
Accountants and Auditors 8% $60,120
Computer Workers 6% $76,890
Managers 5% $94,930
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 0% $0

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