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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Washington

In 2019-2020, 703 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in WA.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 71st most popular major out of a total 202 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 30
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.8%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 26.0%
  • White: 49.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.6%
  • Other Races: 15.1%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Washington

There are 93,680 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Washington

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $78,970 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.


There are 3 colleges in Washington that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
31,159 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 78%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Graduates earn an average $40,600 after graduation.

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15 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
7,050 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 69% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,802. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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4 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,174 Total Students

88% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The 6.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in WA

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Computer Workers 53% $87,760
Information Security Analysts 43% $105,080
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 29% $51,650
Managers 22% $116,700
Accountants and Auditors 18% $70,600
Emergency Management Directors 13% $107,760
Forensic Science Technicians 10% $58,920
Financial Examiners 10% $85,590
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $52,260

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Homeland Security 1

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