Criminal Justice in Alaska

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Alaska


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Alaska graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. That means an estimated 57 criminal justice professionals graduate from Alaska's 4 criminal justice schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska that has a criminal justice program is University of Alaska Fairbanks. University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated 25 students from its criminal justice program. University of Alaska Fairbanks charged in-state students $5,358 in tuition fees per year.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Anchorage. 30 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

University of Alaska Southeast, which is located in Juneau, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 83rd in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Southeast was $5,130 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alaska criminal justice school, average tuition will be $8,356 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,130 per year to $17,750 per year. In 2010, the criminal justice schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Alaska were:

  1. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The criminal justice schools in Alaska that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A criminal justice degree from an Alaska school... what next?

criminal justice graduates in Alaska can go into a variety of professions such as special agent, security guard, and paralegal. In 2010, there were 4,060 criminal justice professional working in Alaska, including 1,090 correctional officers, 110 special agents, and 2,180 security guards. The largest populations of Alaska criminal justice professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anchorage County - 1,600 criminal justice professionals
  2. Aleutians East County - 920 criminal justice professionals
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - 370 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals in the state of Alaska will shrink to 4,530. This would require a 0% decline in the field.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn $56,138 per year. However, Alaska criminal justice professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,480 per year to more than $72,120 per year in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in the following Alaska counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Aleutians East County - $49,127 per year
  2. Haines County - $44,970 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $41,445 per year

On average, criminal justice professionals earn the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $39,795 per year
  2. Anchorage County - $41,445 per year
  3. Haines County - $44,970 per year

On average, the highest paid criminal justice professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Special Agent - $87,800 per year
  2. Paralegal - $50,890 per year
  3. Correctional Officer - $50,390 per year

The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Correctional Officer - $50,390 per year
  2. Security Guard - $35,470 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in criminal justice in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminology or forensic science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,928 miles from location Charter College Anchorage AK 15.1354 n/a 1,132
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 2,180 $35,470 -12.8%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 1,090 $50,390 10.1%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 680 $50,890 1.5%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 110 $87,800 -35.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are criminal justice related jobs in Alaska