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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in West Virginia

1,244 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 8th most popular major in this 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 154
Post-Master’s Certificate 22
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 22

Gender Distribution

In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 13.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.4%
  • White: 65.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in West Virginia

There are 17,600 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 West Virginia

Criminal Justice grads earn an average of $50,320 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
50,047 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 19% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $10,222.

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Marshall University

Huntington
29 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
11,958 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.60%. In their early career, Marshall University grads earn an average salary of $28,500. Most students complete their degree in 4.55 years.

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23 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
26,269 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,983. The student loan default rate is 8.30% which is lower than average. 76% of the teachers are full time.

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15 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
3,848 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,700 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate.

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7 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
3,638 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. A typical student attending WVSU will pay a net price of $14,408. The full-time teacher rate is 63%.

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6 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,967 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The average student takes 4.36 years to complete their degree at UC. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

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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

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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