Top Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associates degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Texas grants the most Associates degrees in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies of all US states with 1,660 degrees being granted last year. Students interested in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies can expect around 44% percent of their fellow classmates to be men and 56% percent to be women. Most students graduating in this field earn a Bachelors degree. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies is $40,800.

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7,865
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3,490
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4,375

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See where Criminal Justice/Safety Studies is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

If you’re interested in studying Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, then you should think about attending Saint Leo University! This school grants approximately 36 degrees at the Associates degree level in Criminal Justice/Safety Studies every year.

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Careers for Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Majors

Some top careers related to Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, include First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers and , both of which have many employment opportunities. Though there are higher paying careers, like First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives. the most in-demand position for Criminal Justice/Safety Studies majors is First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.

Top Paying Careers for Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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