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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Virginia

3,269 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Virginia in the 2019-2020 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 427
Post-Master’s Certificate 223
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 223
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Black or African American: 19.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.2%
  • White: 46.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 18.0%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Virginia

144,440 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

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Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Virginia

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $70,290 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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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
55% Graduation Rate
93,349 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,903. 40% of the teachers are full time. The 8.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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166 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
25,628 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,300 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,397. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 95% are considered full time.

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90 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
38,541 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $21,048. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 52%.

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30 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
29,070 Total Students

63% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $22,021.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
10,695 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

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10 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
5,457 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,200 a year. 76% of students get financical aid. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
403 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average student takes 4.67 years to complete their degree at South University, Virginia Beach. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

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#7

Regent University

Virginia Beach
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
10,483 Total Students

In their early career, Regent grads earn an average salary of $31,400. 100% of students get financical aid. An average student at Regent will pay a net price of $15,267.

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8 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
295 Total Students

The 7.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. 9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
2,692 Total Students

An average student at Lynchburg will pay a net price of $23,207. 100% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 65%.

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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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