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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Pennsylvania

3,013 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2019-2020 year.

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 45th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 145
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 15.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.7%
  • White: 65.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 165,320 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 Pennsylvania

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $69,850 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 24 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Robert Morris University

Moon Township
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,134 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,839.

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31 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,133 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $127,400 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.20%.

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30 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
17,719 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. The student loan default rate is 4.40% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
6,885 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.10%. It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,154.

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#5

Carlow University

Pittsburgh
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
1,976 Total Students

The 6.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

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#6

La Salle University

Philadelphia
22 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
4,624 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time.

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#7

Drexel University

Philadelphia
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
23,589 Total Students

The average student takes 4.68 years to complete their degree at Drexel. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Drexel grads earn an average salary of $53,400.

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#8

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
18 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
8,830 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $48,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

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#9

DeSales University

Center Valley
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,302 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 5.00 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

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13 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
8,860 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.50%. A typical student attending SRU will pay a net price of $19,926. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in PA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Forensic Science Technicians 16% $46,900
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 12% $75,010
Financial Examiners 9% $80,180
Accountants and Auditors 9% $67,480
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 9% $40,830
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Emergency Management Directors 4% $65,380
Managers 3% $116,820

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Homeland Security 220
Other Homeland Security 17

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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