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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Wisconsin

1,872 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Wisconsin in the 2019-2020 year.

A Criminal Justice & Corrections major is the 53rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 51

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 5.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.5%
  • White: 75.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 6.5%

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 68,960 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.


Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Wisconsin

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $66,070, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.


There are 2 colleges in Wisconsin that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 2 below:

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
7,547 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,000 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 81% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate.

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23 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
24,565 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.74 years. The student loan default rate is 8.10% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time.

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Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in WI

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 13% $53,300
Managers 13% $75,630
Accountants and Auditors 13% $63,390
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $44,450
Financial Examiners 11% $71,090
Computer Workers 10% $71,050
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $71,150
Emergency Management Directors 0% $70,150

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