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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in West Virginia

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

As a degree choice, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in West Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 209
Post-Master’s Certificate 26
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 26

Gender Distribution

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in WV Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 14.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.4%
  • White: 65.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 11.5%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in WV Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in West Virginia

17,600 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. WV

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in West Virginia

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $50,320, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
45,249 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 97% of students get financical aid.


Marshall University

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
12,852 Total Students

A typical student attending Marshall University will pay a net price of $8,894. In their early career, Marshall University grads earn an average salary of $28,500. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
26,839 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.00%. The full-time teacher rate is 76%.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
3,803 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.63 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,700 a year.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
4,120 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 87% of students receive it. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending WVSU will pay a net price of $13,904.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
2,718 Total Students

The 8.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in WV

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 21% $81,600
Financial Examiners 17% $61,760
Emergency Management Directors 17% $65,880
Forensic Science Technicians 15% $45,960
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 13% $34,560
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 11% $31,060
Managers 6% $69,210
Accountants and Auditors 6% $62,670
Computer Workers 4% $83,160

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

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Homeland Security 291

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