Top Corrections Associates degree Programs - 2023

Corrections programs prepare individuals to study the theories and principles, of correctional science and to function as professional corrections officers and other workers in public and/or private incarceration facilities.

For all the 1,068 degrees awarded in Corrections per year, the majority of them are Associates degree. Out of the 668 students graduating with degrees at the Associates degree level across the US, 42% percent identify as men and 58% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the US study Corrections, California has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Corrections is $40,800.

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Top Colleges for Corrections

If you’re interested in Corrections, then you should consider these top colleges, including Langston University, San Joaquin Valley College-Ontario and Baker College. Langston University is our best ranked institution for a degree in Corrections with 19 students graduating with this major annually at the Associates degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Corrections Majors

For Corrections majors, some of the most in demand careers include Correctional Officers and Jailers, First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives and First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers. Not only that, Corrections graduates may land a top paying job, such as First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives or First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers.

Top Paying Careers for Corrections

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives   (Median Wage: $99,330)
  2. First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers   (Median Wage: $62,220)
  3. Correctional Officers and Jailers   (Median Wage: $47,920)
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