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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in North Carolina

150 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 40th most popular major 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 112
Post-Master’s Certificate 38
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 38

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Black or African American: 33.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.3%
  • White: 54.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in North Carolina

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $55,580 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,651 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $16,506. The student loan default rate of 5.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
8,011 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.66 years to graduate. The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,800 a year.

#3

Methodist University

Fayetteville
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
1,968 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,000 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,499 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. A typical student attending UNCW will pay a net price of $18,910. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
23% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

An average student at North Carolina Wesleyan College will pay a net price of $15,723. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,277 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,551 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years. Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,615 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years. This public school has an average net price of $16,943. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

#9

Guilford College

Greensboro
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
1,536 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 7.70% student loan default rate is lower than average.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,280 Total Students

The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years. 71% of students get financical aid.

#10

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill
0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
1,066 Total Students

The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at Mars Hill. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time.

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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