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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in New York

8,614 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in New York in the 2019-2020 year.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 29th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 424
Post-Master’s Certificate 61
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 61
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13

Gender Distribution

In New York, 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 New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 17.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 34.3%
  • White: 35.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.1%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in New York

There are 306,350 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 York

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $81,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 23 colleges in New York that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
15,766 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 5.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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Utica College

Utica
73 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,613 Total Students

In their early career, Utica College grads earn an average salary of $36,400. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.37 years to graduate.

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65 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,974 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $54,700 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%.

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48 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
20,143 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,100 after earning their degree at this institution. An average student at STJ will pay a net price of $27,130. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time.

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44 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
17,688 Total Students

In their early career, UAlbany grads earn an average salary of $38,700. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 60% are considered full time.

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LIU Post

Brookville
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
15,066 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at LIU Post. The student loan default rate of 6.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,322 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.14 years to graduate. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid.

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Monroe College

Bronx
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
6,541 Total Students

An average student at Monroe College will pay a net price of $11,323. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Monroe College. The full-time teacher rate is 42%.

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22 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,300 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $49,100 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The student loan default rate is 4.60% which is lower than average.

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Iona College

New Rochelle
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,590 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. An average student at Iona will pay a net price of $28,619. In their early career, Iona grads earn an average salary of $45,300.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NY

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $113,650
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 22% $53,460
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $63,790
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 18% $52,850
Accountants and Auditors 16% $83,250
Emergency Management Directors 11% $88,310
Computer Workers 11% $90,430
Managers 10% $109,910
Financial Examiners 10% $101,450

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Homeland Security 234
Other Homeland Security 21

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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