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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Virginia

620 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 16th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 405
Post-Master’s Certificate 209
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 209
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 15.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 33.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 42.4%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Virginia

In this state, there are 144,440 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Virginia

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $70,290. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 16 colleges in Virginia that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
266 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,883. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,281. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.08 years.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. 52% of the teachers are full time.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
5,204 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. A typical student attending Norfolk State will pay a net price of $15,155.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
477 Total Students

An average student at South University - Virginia Beach will pay a net price of $19,211. Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#7

Regent University

Virginia Beach
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
9,889 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.91 years to graduate. An average student at Regent will pay a net price of $18,403. In their early career, Regent grads earn an average salary of $31,400.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
507 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.60% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. 100% of the teachers are full time.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
3,081 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in VA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 41% $108,580
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,910
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $67,470
Financial Examiners 18% $72,230
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $0
Accountants and Auditors 14% $76,490
Emergency Management Directors 13% $82,860
Computer Workers 12% $104,840
Managers 11% $130,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Homeland Security 57
Other Homeland Security 21

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

View Nationwide Criminal Justice & Corrections Report

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