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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Tennessee

1,596 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Tennessee in the 2019-2020 year.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 37th most popular major in the state out of a total 183 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 104

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, 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 Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 22.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.9%
  • White: 67.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.3%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Tennessee

There are 79,300 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 Tennessee

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $62,660, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 9 colleges in Tennessee that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

#1

Bethel University

McKenzie
66 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
4,001 Total Students

The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at Bethel. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

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10 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
13,713 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.90%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,500 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
7,615 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 96% are considered full time. In their early career, Tennessee State University grads earn an average salary of $28,500.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
22,205 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,248.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
11,728 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,952. It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate. 70% of the teachers are full time.

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#6

South College

Knoxville
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
5,171 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at South College. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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5 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,918 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at Christian Brothers. This private school has an average net price of $11,900.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
22,080 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

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1 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
4,885 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at LMU. 93% of students get financical aid.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in TN

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 38% $79,770
Accountants and Auditors 25% $62,100
Computer Workers 21% $72,100
Forensic Science Technicians 18% $50,010
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $50,650
Managers 13% $74,130
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $42,690
Financial Examiners 11% $72,160

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Homeland Security 8

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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