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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in North Carolina

In 2019-2020, 4,538 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in NC.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 40th most popular major in the state out of a total 182 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 89
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 25.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.2%
  • White: 54.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in North Carolina

120,750 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $55,580, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
28,798 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,844. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Graduates earn an average $34,900 after graduation.

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20 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
8,078 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,732. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 96% of students receive it.

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Methodist University

Fayetteville
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,773 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Methodist. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
17,915 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $19,055. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years.

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11 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
1,720 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,185 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $33,465. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.60%.

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9 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
6,726 Total Students

In their early career, Fayetteville State University grads earn an average salary of $24,800. 92% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Fayetteville State University will pay a net price of $5,899.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
30,146 Total Students

The average student takes 4.49 years to complete their degree at UNC Charlotte. Graduates earn an average $35,900 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 71%.

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Guilford College

Greensboro
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
1,429 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 56%. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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0 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
20,023 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,920. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,000 a year.

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Mars Hill University

Mars Hill
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,049 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,400 after graduation. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in NC

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 33% $103,470
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $44,720
Financial Examiners 18% $62,410
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $46,240
Accountants and Auditors 14% $69,840
Managers 12% $113,560
Computer Workers 12% $86,770
Emergency Management Directors 10% $72,620
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $58,350

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