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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in South Carolina

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

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 33rd most popular major out of a total 161 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in South Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 80

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Black or African American: 42.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • White: 51.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 3.8%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in South Carolina

45,750 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. SC

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in South Carolina

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $56,420. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in South Carolina that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:


Columbia College

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
1,276 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 6.60% which is lower than average.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
3,429 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, Anderson University South Carolina grads earn an average salary of $29,900.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,414 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $17,561. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.60%. Graduates earn an average $30,100 after graduation.


Claflin University

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
16% Graduation Rate
2,172 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. It takes the average student 4.35 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 58%.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
983 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,629. In their early career, South University - Columbia grads earn an average salary of $26,900.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
34,795 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,219. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at Carolina. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in SC

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 23% $70,550
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $41,810
Financial Examiners 16% $59,030
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $36,670
Accountants and Auditors 13% $58,640
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $63,110
Emergency Management Directors 9% $58,430
Managers 8% $98,620
Computer Workers 8% $93,240

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Homeland Security 3

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